Johannes Niemeyer

Jan. 5, 1889 in Halle (Saale), Germany
Feb. 10, 1980 in Berlin, Germany

In 1908, he began studying architecture in Munich. He also completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter at the Deutsche Werkstätten in Dresden-Hellerau from 1919 to 1920. From 1921 to 1924, he worked as a professor and head of the interior design class at the Burg Giebichenstein School of Arts and Crafts in Halle (Saale). From 1924 he started to work as a freelance architect in Halle (Saale), but moved to Berlin in 1928 and concentrated primarily on housing construction. After World War II, Niemeyer worked mainly as a painter, but was also involved as an architect in East Berlin. In 1955, he was one of the founding members of the Free Association of Visual Artists of Berlin.

Buildings

Leipzig, Germany
School of Work (Schule der Arbeit)