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Peter Behrens

 (1868 - 1940)
Peter Behrens was active/lived in Germany, Austria.  Peter Behrens is known for architect, industrial design, painting, illustration.

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Peter Behrens (April 14, 1868 - February 27, 1940) was a German architect and designer. He was important for the modernist movement, as several of the movements leading names (for example Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius) worked for him when they were young.

Behrens attended the Christianeum Hamburg from September 1877 until Easter 1882. He studied painting in his native Hamburg, as well as in Düsseldorf and Karlsruhe, from 1886 to 1889. In 1890, he married Lilly Kramer and moved to Munich. At first, he worked as a painter, illustrator and book-binder in a sort of artisanal way. He frequented the bohemian circles and was interested in subjects related to the reform of life-styles.

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