The Museum of Avant-garde

Erich Mendelsohn

Germany (1887—1953)
While studying architecture in Munich, Mendelsohn got in contact with Der Blaue Reiter group and started painting to support himself. After WWI he was commissioned the Einstein Tower in Potsdam and designed a number of imaginative buildings. From 1933 he fled Germany to live in Brussels, London and later in Palestine. He finally settled in San Francisco in 1945, where he spent the rest of his life.