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Behrens, Peterlocked

(b Hamburg, April 14, 1868; d Berlin, Feb 27, 1940).
  • Iain Boyd Whyte

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German architect, designer and painter. Progressing from painting and graphics to product design and architecture, Behrens achieved his greatest successes with his work for the Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), in which he reconciled the Prussian Classicist tradition with the demands of industrial fabrication.

After attending the Realgymnasium in Altona, he began his painting studies in ...

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