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 owned a metal foundry. His mother, Elizabeth “Betty” Glaser Neutra 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.

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