Ödön Lechner biography

Ödön Lechner

Architect

1845 – 1914

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Who was Ödön Lechner?

Ödön Lechner was a Hungarian architect, nicknamed the "Hungarian Gaudí".

Lechner was one of the early representatives of the Hungarian Secession movement, called szecesszió in Hungarian, which was related to Art Nouveau and Jugendstil in the rest of Europe. He decorated his buildings with Zsolnay tile patterns inspired by old Magyar and Turkic folk art. The Magyar were a people that came from the east, which explains the eastern-like appearance of Lechner's buildings. He combines this with the use of materials modern for his time, such as iron.

His work was submitted in 2008 for inclusion on the World Heritage List.

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Born
Aug 27, 1845
Buda
Also known as
  • Odon Lechner
Nationality
  • Hungary
Profession
Died
Jun 10, 1914
Budapest
Resting place
Kerepesi Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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