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Howard Dearstyne

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Howard Dearstyne, born in New York City in 1903, is one of the few Americans who attend the Bauhaus in Germany. He received a diploma from Bauhaus in 1932, after studying with German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, and German artist Josef Albers, among others. From 1935 to 1941, he worked as an architectural designer in the US and became a member of American Institute of Architects. After several teaching positions at American universities, Dearstyne was encouraged by Mies van der Rohe to write a book about the Bauhaus and to teach architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The memoir was published posthumously as “Inside the Bauhaus” (New York: Rizzoli, 1986). He was also recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Dearstyne was an avid photographer and his photographs were subject of many exhibitions and published widely in journals and catalogues. Dearstyne died in Alexandria, Virginia in 1979.
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