Expressionist Architecture Architects

List of famous architects & designers who work in the expressionist architecture style or movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. If you're an aspiring architect or designer, these popular expressionist architecture architects should be looked upon for inspiration. You can find bits of information about these renowned expressionist architecture designers, such as when they were born and what their nationalities are. List ranges from Rudolf Steiner to Walter Gropius and more. This list answers the question, "Who are the most famous expressionist architecture architects?"

  • Adolf Behne was a critic, art historian, architectural writer, and artistic activist. He was one of the leaders of the Avant Garde in the Weimar Republic. Behne was born in Magdeburg and studied architecture briefly, then the history of art in Berlin. He joined the Deutscher Werkbund and was a guiding light of the Arbeitsrat für Kunst in 1918. In a 1913 critique of Bruno Taut, Behne helped coin the term "Expressionist architecture", and soon became one of the leading promoters of expressionism. He was close to the members of the Magdeburg artist collective 'The ball' and demanded the creation of a new closeness between art and architecture. He was influenced by the writings of Jakob von ...more
    • Place of Birth: Magdeburg, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Bruno Taut
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    Bruno Julius Florian Taut was a prolific German architect, urban planner and author active during the Weimar period. He is known for his theoretical works as well as his designs and buildings.
    • Place of Birth: Königsberg, Germany
    • Nationality: German Empire, Germany
    • Structures: Glass Pavilion
  • Erich Mendelsohn
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    Erich Mendelsohn was a Jewish German architect, known for his expressionist architecture in the 1920s, as well as for developing a dynamic functionalism in his projects for department stores and cinemas. Mendelsohn is a pioneer of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture, notably with his 1921 Mossehaus design.
    • Place of Birth: Olsztyn, Poland
    • Nationality: United Kingdom, Germany
    • Structures: Dr C Weitzman House, Jerusalem, Park Synagogue, The De La Warr Pavilion, Mossehaus
  • Hans Poelzig
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    Hans Poelzig was a German architect, painter and set designer.
    • Place of Birth: Berlin, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Structures: Office Building, Chemical Factory, IG Farben Building, Großes Schauspielhaus, Haus des Rundfunks