Otto Wagner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Otto Wagner

austrian architect

Date of Birth: 13-Jul-1841

Place of Birth: Penzing, Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 11-Apr-1918

Profession: architect, professor, urban planner

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Otto Wagner

  • Otto Koloman Wagner (German: ['??to 'va?gn?] (listen); 13 July 1841 – 11 April 1918) was an Austrian architect and urban planner.
  • He was a leading member of the Vienna Secession movement of architecture, founded in 1897, and the broader Art Nouveau movement.
  • All of his works are found in his native city of Vienna, and illustrate the rapid evolution of architecture during the period.
  • His early works were inspired by classical architecture.
  • By mid-1890s, he had already designed several buildings in what became known as the Vienna Secession style.
  • Beginning in 1898, with his designs of Vienna Metro stations, his style became floral and Art Nouveau, with decoration by Koloman Moser.
  • His later works, 1906 until his death in 1918, had geometric forms and minimal ornament, clearly expressed their function.
  • They are considered predecessors to modern architecture.

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