- Joseph Maria Olbrich
name=Joseph Maria Olbrich
Opava, Czech Republic
death_date=death date and age|1908|9|8|1867|12|22|mf=y
Joseph Maria Olbrich (
22 December 1867– 8 August 1908) was an Austrian architect, co-founder of the Vienna Secessionartistic group.
Olbrich was born in
Troppau, today Opavain Czech Republic. Olbrich was the third child of the couple and Edmund Aloisia Olbrich born. He had two sisters who died before his birth, and two younger brothers John and Edmund. His father was a prosperous confectioner and wax manufacturer he owned a brick works, which is where Olbrichs interest in the construction industry was awakened early.
He studied at the
Academy of Fine Arts Viennaand won several prizes. In 1893, he started working for Otto Wagnerand probably did the detailed construction for most of Wagner's Wiener Stadtbahn(Metropolitan Railway) buildings
Otto Wagner, Gustav Klimt, Olbrich, Josef Hoffmannand Koloman Moserfounded the " Vienna Secession" artistic group. Olbrich designed their exhibition building, the famous Secession Hall which became the symbol of the movement.
Olbrich died at the age of 40 from
* The Secession hall, Vienna
* Residence for
Hermann Bahr, Vienna
Hochzeitsturmand other buildings at Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt
Department storefor Leonhard Tietzat Düsseldorf
*cite book | last = Latham | first = Ian | title = Joseph Maria Olbrich | publisher = Rizzoli | location = New York | year = 1980 | isbn = 0847802302
*cite book | last = Ulmer | first = Renate | title = Joseph Maria Olbrich | publisher = Deutscher Kunstverlag | location = München | year = 2006 | language=German|isbn = 3422066594
NAME= Olbrich, Joseph Maria
DATE OF BIRTH=1867-12-22
PLACE OF BIRTH=
DATE OF DEATH=1908-08-08
PLACE OF DEATH=Düsseldorf
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