Engelmann graduated from the Realgymnasium in Olomouc, studied for two years at the Technical University in Vienna , became a pupil from 1912–1914 and later worked with Adolf Loos . In the 1920s Engelmann lived mainly in Olomouc. With his brother Peter Engelmann , a draftsman, he dealt with theoretical questions of caricature (his sister Anny Engelmann was a book illustrator).
Engelmann had intensive contact with Ludwig Wittgenstein , for whose sister Margarethe Stonborough-Wittgenstein he built the Wittgenstein house from 1926–1928 , and with Karl Kraus . In 1911, the torch published his poem of praise for the Looshaus on Michaelerplatz . In 1934 he emigrated to Tel Aviv, where he designed furniture and converted apartments, such as that of Max Zweig . Engelmann also worked as the editor of an anthology of German poetry and as a magazine editor.
In 2003 the Paul-Engelmann-Weg in Vienna- Donaustadt (22nd district) was named after him.
- Ilse Somavila (ed.): Wittgenstein - Engelmann: letters, encounters, memories . Haymon, Vienna / Innsbruck 2006, ISBN 978-3-85218-503-3 .
- Literature by and about Paul Engelmann in the catalog of the German National Library
- Literature and other media by and about Paul Engelmann in the catalog of the National Library of the Czech Republic
- Paul Engelmann. In: arch INFORM . (Resume)
- Brenner archive of the University of Innsbruck
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian-Israeli architect and furniture designer, mainly active in Vienna|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 14, 1891|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Olomouc , Austria-Hungary|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 5, 1965|
|Place of death||Tel Aviv-Jaffa|