Marcell Breuer is a world-famous architect, an outstanding and highly influential figure of 20th century modern architecture.
Exhibition opening: November 8, 6:00 p.m.
Marcell Breuer is a world-famous architect, an outstanding and highly influential figure of 20th century modern architecture, often referred to as an architect of American or sometimes German origin.
However, Breuer was born in Pécs, Hungary, on May 21, 1902 and was raised here as well. He was less than twenty years old when he left his hometown to begin his studies in Bauhaus. In the first decades of the century, he made a name for himself as a furniture designer, and after emigrating to the United States in 1937, he became known as an architect. In spite of living in America, he maintained his connection with his hometown until his death.
The exhibition highlights these dualities: the connections of his style of furniture designer and brutalist architect, and the relationship between a cosmopolitan person and a Hungarian. It also seeks filling the gap, in terms of pointing out the fact that Marcel Breuer preserved his ties to Hungary and his hometown until his death, kept in touch with his personal friends and the city that asked him to design a museum. Unfortunately, the could not realise this mission due to his illness. He is another a world-famous Hungarian who is worthy for being proud of by all Hungarians.
Cover: Marcel Breuer on site of IBM, La Gaude, 1963, Marcel Breuer Digital Archive, Syracuse University