Leopold Bauer

Jägerndorf, Silesia 1872 - 1938 Vienna

Leopold Bauer was born in Jägerndorf, Czech Republic, in 1872. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna amongst Karl Hasenauer and Otto Wagner as his teachers. In his early years, the architect belonged to the group of the most creative exponents of the modern architectural style and caused sensation with numerous theoretical publications. From 1913 to 1919 Leopold Bauer held the position of a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Amongst other works, he carried out some glass designs, which were executed at Loetz’s through conveyance by Bakalowitz. In the years following, first designs were sent directly to the Johann Loetz Witwe manufactory of glass in Klostermühle. Bauer’s drafts became a primary source of inspiration for the Loetz manufactory, which was looking for new creative options and ideas.
Leopold Bauer died in Vienna in 1938.