Richard Josef Neutra (1892-1970) was born in Vienna. He was the city architect for Luckenwalde, then worked as a draftsman-collaborator with Erich
Mendelsohn in Berlin before immigrating to the United States in 1923. He worked with Frank Lloyd Wright (1924) before settling
in Los Angeles. His most productive years were during the 1930s and 1940s. From 1949 to 1958 Netura had a partnership with
Robert E Alexander. The collection consists of correspondence both personal and professional belonging to
Richard J Neutra as well as his wife Dione Neutra, travel records and sketches, publications, drawings, blueprints, oversized rolled plans,
audio recordings, and photographs.
Neutra was born in 1892 in Vienna. He immigrated to the United States in 1923 to work with the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Neutra's
wife Dione Neutra (1901 – 1990) and their eldest son Frank immigrated in 1924. During the fall of 1924, Frank Lloyd Wright
Neutra to his Taliesin Estate located in Spring Green, WI where Wright resided and worked. Neutra subsequently moved to Los Angeles,
CA in 1925. His most productive years were during the 1930s and 1940s. During his last decade,
Neutra worked in partnership with his son Dion (1926 – 2019), who worked on numerous projects in the Neutra and Neutra and Alexander
offices. Dione Neutra was involved with her husband's career and served as his executive assistant and publicist.
Neutra published several books, including Wie baut Amerika? (1927) and Survival Through Design (1954). He died in 1970.
3192.2 linear feet
(663 boxes, 895 oversize boxes, and 379 oversize folders)
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