About Richard Neutra

“SURVIVAL THROUGH DESIGN, to ameliorate by the fast-advancing insights of all sciences, the human setting in which to live, to work, to rest” — Richard J. Neutra (1892-1970)

Neutra was born in Leopoldstadt, the 2nd district of ViennaAustria Hungary, on April 8, 1892 into a wealthy Jewish family. His Jewish-Hungarian father Samuel Neutra (1844–1920) was a proprietor of a metal foundry, and his mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Glaser Neutra (1851–1905) was a member of the IKG Wien.

Richard had two brothers who also emigrated to the United States, and a sister Pepi Weixlgärtner who was an artist who emigrated to Sweden where her work can be seen at The Museum of Modern Art.

Learn more about Richard Neutra’s life here.


Neutra Time Magazine Cover

Time Magazine August 15, 1949
Architect Richard Neutra
“What will the neighbors think?”
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