Ernest Shtalberg

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Shtalberg, Ernest Ekabovich


(also Ernest Iakovlevich Shtalberg; in Latvian, Ernsts Štālbergs). Born Aug. 22 (Sept. 3), 1883, in Liepāja; died June 12, 1958, in Riga. Soviet architect. Honored Science Worker of the Latvian SSR (1945). Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Latvian SSR (1946).

Shtalberg studied under L. N. Benois at the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, graduating in 1914. He served as rector of the academy from 1919 to 1922. Shtalberg was chairman of the administrative board of the Architects’ Union of the Latvian SSR from 1945 to 1951. He taught in the architecture department of the Latvian University in Riga from 1922 to 1950, becoming a professor in 1945. His pupils included A. Reinfelds and M. Staņa.

Shtalberg collaborated with V. A. Shchuko on the Russian pavilion at the International Exhibition in Rome of 1910–11. His other major structures include an apartment house on Lomono-sov Street (1930) and a university auditorium (1929–36), both in Riga, and a sanatorium near Cēsis (1936–38). In Riga he also collaborated on monuments to freedom (1931–35, sculptor K. Zäle) and to V. I. Lenin (1947–50, sculptors V. Ia. Bogoliubov and V. I. Ingal).


Vasil’ev, Iu. “E. Shtalberg (1883–1958).” In the collection Iz istoriitekhniki Latviiskoi SSR, no. 5. Riga, 1964.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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