Marius Cornea

Albert Krausz (1892-1958), arhitect și portretist al Timișoarei interbelice în surse memorialistice / Albert Krausz (1892-1958), architect and portraitist in the interwar city of Timișoara in the memorial sources

1 Ianuarie 2022

Cuvinte cheie:
interwar period
memorial sources
Albert Krausz
Visual Art Department
The National Museum of Banat



This article illustrates the activity of the architect and painter Albert Krausz (1892-1958), who designed in Timișoara dozens of villas and blockhouses in the modernist style in the 1930s, being the author of an important number of portraits and landscapes preserved nowadays in museums and private collections in Romania, Germany, and Israel, or only mentioned or reproduced in newspapers and magazines during the interwar period. Two museums in Timișoara preserve the memory of this highly sought-after portraitist between the two World Wars for the bourgeoisie and the intellectuals of the city on the Bega river: writers, painters, journalists, photographers, politicians, industrialists, merchants and lawyers, thus creating an illustrated lexicon of the representatives of the various cultural-linguistic communities, who contributed to the creation of the multicultural spirit of the city of Timișoara/Temesvár (Hungarian)/Temeschburg (German)/Temišvar (Serbian). Various memorial sources testimony the presence of Albert Krausz in the cultural and artistic circles of the interwar Timișoara, whitin the houses of dr. Moritz and Bianka Schönberger, Else Kornis, Ervin and Raimunda Beatrix Salló, and Olga Szuits.