Martin Pietzsch

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Martin Pietzsch (born January 16, 1866 in Blasewitz near Dresden; † February 5, 1961 in Dresden ) was a German architect .

Schiller-Körner Monument


Grave of Martin Pietzsch in the Loschwitz cemetery

His father Richard Pietzsch (1836–1876) founded the “rural teaching and education institute for boys in Blasewitz near Dresden” (Loschwitzer Str. 1–3) in 1865. At the age of fifteen, Pietzsch began an apprenticeship as a carpenter . Afterwards he took a course at the Dresden Building School. After a stay in Mainz , he returned to Dresden in 1886 and began to work in the architecture office of Haenel und Dressler. From 1888 to 1891 he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts under Constantin Lipsius . After graduating, he worked first in Munich at Heilmann & Littmann and from 1892 to 1894 in Budapest in the office of the German-born architect Arthur Meinig , who mainly designed city palaces and country houses for the Hungarian aristocracy.

In 1894 he went on an extensive study trip to Italy, which took him to Venice , Rome , Naples , Siena and Florence , among others . Then in 1895 he founded his own office in Blasewitz. First he designed some villas on his father's property. Based on forms of the early Italian Renaissance , he found his own style and designed numerous villas and cinemas in Dresden .

Pietzsch died in Dresden in 1961. His grave is in the Loschwitz cemetery . Pietzsch is the father of the actress, architecture and art historian Sibyl Moholy-Nagy and the grandfather of Wolfram Steude .

Martin Pietzsch's estate was handed over to the archive of the Saxon Architects Foundation in Dresden, Goetheallee 37, on May 8, 2018.

Buildings (selection)


Web links

Commons : Martin Pietzsch  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Refuge for art and artists - 120 years Künstlerhaus Loschwitz, exhibition in the House of Architects in Dresden (May-June 2018)
  2. ^ Ruins of the UT-Lichtspiele Dresden, Waisenhausstr. 22 (photo by Walter Möbius, 1954)
  3. Jörg Brune: The old Dresden in pictures (accessed on March 10, 2020)
  4. Entry Capitol in Stadtwiki Dresden
  5. Entry Tagesfilmtheater TB in Stadtwiki Dresden
  6. ^ Entry Gloria-Palast in Stadtwiki Dresden
  7. Entry Faunpalast in Stadtwiki Dresden