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Erno Goldfinger (1902-1987), Architect

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Born in Budapest, he studied architecture in Paris and became acquainted with the Parisian avant-garde. Practising in partnership with André Sive, in 1927 he produced the first Modernist shop in London at 24 Grafton Street. In 1933 he married the English painter Ursula Blackwell and moved to London. His first significant building in London was the terrace of three houses which he built in Willow Road, Hampstead. Influenced by Russian Constructivism, in the 1950s he became known for his office buildings and in the 1960s for the two tower blocks with the use of an access tower. His best-known British building is Alexander Fleming House, built for the Ministry of Health (1959, 1963) at Elephant and Castle.

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Erno Goldfinger

by Eileen Agar
pen and ink, 1938
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