Oskar Kaufmann (Architect) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Oskar Kaufmann

Oskar Kaufmann was a Hungarian-Jewish architect. He was an expert in construction and design and was active in Berlin beginning in 1900.

Born: Oskar Kaufmann, February 02, 1873, Újszentanna, Austria-Hungary
Died: June 22, 1956, Budapest, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian, American, Israeli
Alma mater: University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Occupation: Architect

About Oskar Kaufmann

Hungarian-Jewish architect known for designing theaters, including the Kroll Opera House, the Hebbel Theater, the Renaissance Theater, each of which were in Berlin, the Neue Stadttheater in Vienna, and Tel Aviv’s Habima Theater.

Before Fame

He studied architecture in Budapest, then in Karlsruhe at the Grand Ducal Technical College, where he studied with such notables as Max Laeuger.


His work on The Krolloper (Kroll Opera House) took nine years.

Family Life

His wealthy parents wanted him to be a pianist and would not support his architectural education. He married Emma Gonner, whose father was mayor of Baden-Baden, in 1903. He became a Christian in order to satisfy his father-in-law’s wishes.


He and Frank Gehry both became influential architects, albeit in different generations.

Information related to Oskar Kaufmann

  • Hungarian emigrants to Israel
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology alumni
  • Hungarian architects
  • Hungarian expatriates in Germany

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Latest information about Oskar Kaufmann updated on September 07, 2020.

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