Evgenii Levinson

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Levinson, Evgenii Adol’fovich


Born Oct. 7 (19), 1894, in Odessa; died Mar. 21, 1968, in Leningrad. Soviet architect.

In 1927, Levinson graduated from the Leningrad Vkhutein (Higher Art and Technical Institute). He taught at the Leningrad Construction Engineering Institute from 1932 to 1945 and at the I. E. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from 1945 to 1968. He became a professor at the latter institute in 1947. In Levinson’s major works of the 1930’s and 1940’s, he modernized the principles of classicism. These designs are marked by clarity of architectural form and decoration (housing developments in the district of Shchemilovka, Leningrad, 1937–40; building of the Nevskii District Soviet, Leningrad, 1937–40—these projects were done in collaboration with the architect I. I. Fomin; railroad station in the city of Pushkin, 1948–50, in collaboration with the architect A. A. Grushke, State Prize of the USSR, 1951). In the 1950’s and 1960’s, Levinson participated in the design of a number of blocks in the district of Shchemilovka (1958–64), the architectural part of the memorial complex at the Piskarevskoe Cemetery (1960), and the Hotel Sovetskaia (first section, 1968) in Leningrad. He was awarded two orders and several medals.


Evgenii Adol’fovich Levinson: Proekty, postroiki, grafika. Leningrad, 1971.
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