Kiesler, Frederick John

Kiesler, Frederick John

(1896–1965) architect, sculptor; born in Vienna, Austria. He studied architecture in Vienna, emigrated to New York City (1926), and became known for his innovative architectural designs in Europe and America, including the design for the Art of This Century Gallery (1942). He is also known for his environmental and surrealistic sculptures, as in Galaxy (1951).
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