Otto Prutscher was the son of the master carpenter Johann Prutscher and his wife Maria Tondl, his older brother was the architect Hans Prutscher . After an apprenticeship as a carpenter with his father, he first attended a technical college for the wood industry from 1895 to 1897 and made a study trip to Paris and London in 1895. He then studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule from 1897–1901, where he was a student of Franz Matsch and Josef Hoffmann .
As early as 1902 he taught at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt and from 1909 as a professor at the Vienna School of Applied Arts until 1938, later again from 1945 to 1946. He worked for the Wiener Werkstätte and designed a separate room for the 1908 art show in Vienna. From 1922 to 1941 he was a member of the Vienna Künstlerhaus . Prutscher worked for the magazine Interieur and took part in numerous exhibitions.
In 1911 he married Helene Süßmandl, with whom he had two daughters. In 1939 Otto Prutscher was forced to retire because he did not want to part with his wife, who was of Jewish origin. However, the couple was able to live undisturbed in Vienna during the war. In 1947 he received the Austrian State Prize for Architecture. After his death in 1949 he was given an honorary grave in the Vienna Central Cemetery (Group 12 C, Row 16, No. 1).
Prutscher was a busy architect and leading craftsman in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century. He created several large residential complexes in Red Vienna , as well as single-family houses and interior fittings. He designed furniture, for example for Jacob & Josef Kohn and Thonet , jewelry, porcelain, cutlery, book covers and textiles for the Wiener Werkstätte , J. & L. Lobmeyr . His main tasks included the planning and furnishing of residential and commercial buildings. His estate in the MAK - Museum of Applied Arts Vienna includes plans and architectural photographs as well as original designs for furniture and arts and crafts objects. The museum dedicated a separate exhibition to him in 2019/2020 ( Otto Prutscher. Allgestalter der Wiener Moderne, November 20, 2019 - May 17, 2020 ) .
- Rental house, Vienna 14 , Salisstrasse 3, 1904
- Business premises of the P. & C. Habig hat factory , Wiedner Hauptstrasse , around 1910
- Business premises of the Anton Böck bedding company , Kärntner Straße, around 1910
- Business premises of the leather and bronze company Munk , Stephansplatz, around 1910
- Villa Moriz Rothberger and gardens, Baden , Friedrichstrasse 14 (also: Radetzkystrasse 10), 1912
- Rudolf Bienenfeld country house and gardens, Baden near Vienna, Radetzkystraße 4, 1912–13
- Theodor Flemmich's house in Jägerndorf (today: Krnov), Austrian Silesia , 1914–15
- House Dr. Friedrich Benesch , Kaulbachstrasse 8, 1914–15
- Interior of the Diana bath , 1913-17 (demolished in 1967)
- Russian Church , Vienna, 1917
- Arnfelser house , Gleisdorf, 1919
- Villa Knopf , Braungasse 44, 1919–22
- Interior of the apartment Dr. Franz Kindler , Vienna- Mariahilf , 1920
- Business premises and interior design of the Knobloch furniture factory , Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse 10–12, 1921
- Villa Hübl , Rooseveltova 2, Ústí nad Labem , 1923–24
- Heinehof residential complex , 1925
- Lorenshof residential complex , Längenfeldgasse 14–18, Vienna- Meidling , 1927
- Hermann-Fischer-Hof residential complex , 1928
- Housing complex Harkortstrasse 4 , 1928–29
- Eiflerhof residential complex , 1929
- Extension of a church building, Murlingengasse, 1931
- Residence Dr. Otto Wertheim , Mariazell, 1932
- Landhaus Kapsch , Mitterbach, 1932
- Landhaus Cerny , Erlaufsee, 1932
- Café Palace , 1933 (destroyed)
- Business establishment of the Piccini company on Naschmarkt , 1934
- Designs for the Backhausen and Thonet companies
- Villas and residential houses in Baden, Mitterbach, Mariazell and in Jägerndorf in Silesia
- Boulevard theater in St. Annahof in Annagasse , Vienna, Innere Stadt
- Hans Hautmann , Rudolf Hautmann : The municipal housing of the Red Vienna 1919-1934 . Schönbrunn-Verlag, Vienna 1980, ISBN 3-85364-063-10 .
- G (éza) Hajós : In: Austrian Biographical Lexicon 1815–1950 (ÖBL). Volume 8, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna 1983, ISBN 3-7001-0187-2 , p. 312 f. (Direct links on , ).
- Matthias Boeckl (Red.): Otto Prutscher. 1880-1949. Architecture, interior, design. The catalog will be published on the occasion of the retrospective “Otto Prutscher 1880–1949” in the exhibition center of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Heiligenkreuzerhof, 23 January to 15 March 1997 . University of Applied Arts, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-85211-054-8 .
- Julia Eglin-Blaha: Otto Prutscher (1880-1949). Furniture and handicrafts . Dissertation. University of Graz, Graz 2002.
- Hermi Schedlmayer: Otto Prutscher - space for an art lover . In: Agnes Husslein-Arco (Hrsg.), Alfred Weidinger (Hrsg.): Gustav Klimt and the art show 1908 . Prestel, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-7913-4225-2 , pp. 348-351.
- Christoph Thun-Hohenstein , Rainald Franz (Ed.): Otto Prutscher - Allgestalter der Wiener Moderne , exhibition catalog, MAK - Museum for Applied Art, Vienna 2019 ISBN 978-3-8979-0569-6
- Hedwig Abraham: Prof. Otto Prutscher . In: viennatouristguide.at , accessed on December 23, 2012.
- Press Information - MAK Museum Vienna. Retrieved November 29, 2018 .
Villa Rothberger in Baden. In: The architect , year 1913, pp. 136, 139 (picture section). (Online at ANNO ). ,
Max Eisler : Otto Prutscher . In: The art. Monthly books for free and applied arts . Volume 34.1916 (XIXth year), Bruckmann, Munich 1916, , pp. 168-172. - online .
- Fritz Saxl : Two country houses by Otto Prutscher. In: The Architect , born 1913, p. 61 f. (Bulk). (Online at ANNO ). .
Landhaus RB in Baden. Alley facade. In: Der Architekt , year 1913, p. 137 ff. (Picture section). (Online at ANNO ). ,
Villa R. Bienenfeld, Baden: street facade. (...) garden facade. (...) garden . In: The art. Monthly books for free and applied arts . Volume 34.1916 (XIXth year), Bruckmann, Munich 1916, , p. 166 f. - online .
- Armand Weiser: Otto Prutscher. In: Decorative art, illustrated magazine for applied art, vol. 32 = vol. 27, 1923/24, pp. 273–282 ( digitized version ).
- Franz Arens: New work by Otto Prutscher . In: The art. Monthly books for free and applied arts . Volume 42.1920 (XXIII. Year), Bruckmann, Munich 1920, online . , pp. 245-255. -
- Matěj Páral, Martin Krsek, Jan Vaca: Villa Hübl . In: usti-aussig.net , accessed on December 23, 2012.
The property was originally L-shaped, the gardens corresponded to today's property at Radetzkystraße 6 and thus lay parallel to the villa and gardens at Landhaus Rudolf Bienenfeld , Radetzkystraße 4. - See: Above: Garden at Villa Rothberger in Baden. Below: Gardens at the country house RB in Baden .. In: The architect , born in 1913, p. 139 (picture section). (Online at ANNO ). .
In 1939 the property was forcibly sold. - See: Coordination Office Magdeburg : Jewish Collectors and Art Dealers (Victims of National Socialist Persecution and Expropriation). Rothberger, Moriz ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. .
- Otto Prutscher. In: Architects Lexicon Vienna 1770–1945. Published by the Architekturzentrum Wien . Vienna 2007.
- Visit to the renovated boulevard theater with works by Otto Prutscher
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian architect and designer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 7, 1880|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Vienna|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 15, 1949|
|Place of death||Vienna|