Moric Pogány, Architecture

Hungarian. Born in Auid/Nagyenyed in 1878, Died in Budapest,1942. (Variations in spelling of first name: Maurice, Maurizio, Moricz, Moritz)
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"Royal Castle," pen and ink architectural design by Hungarian Moric Pogany for his book of 50 drawings, "Dreams of an Architect."  Published in 1926, the book had a foreword by Max Reinhardt. Editions were printed in Hungarian, English, and German.

"Royal Castle," pen and ink architectural design by Hungarian Moric Pogany for his book of 50 drawings, "Dreams of an Architect." Published in 1926, the book had a foreword by Max Reinhardt. Editions were printed in Hungarian, English, and German.

Poster for International Exposition in Torino, Italy 1911.  Hungarian Pavilion designed by Architects Emile Töry & Moric Pogány.  Poster artist Moric Pogany.

Poster for International Exposition in Torino, Italy 1911. Hungarian Pavilion designed by Architects Emile Töry & Moric Pogány. Poster artist Moric Pogany.

This photo was taken during construction of the Hungarian Pavilion at the World's Fair in Turino, Italy in 1911. The entrance and building were designed by Hungarian architect Moric Pogany whose unique design reflected the nation's vision of its colorful history. The building was a sensation at the fair and won first prize among all national pavilions.

This photo was taken during construction of the Hungarian Pavilion at the World's Fair in Turino, Italy in 1911. The entrance and building were designed by Hungarian architect Moric Pogany whose unique design reflected the nation's vision of its colorful history. The building was a sensation at the fair and won first prize among all national pavilions.

"Indian Movie Scenery," pen and ink architectural design by Hungarian Moric Pogany for his book of 50 drawings, "Dreams of an Architect." Published in 1926, the book had a foreword by Max Reinhardt. Editions were printed in Hungarian, English, and German.

"Indian Movie Scenery," pen and ink architectural design by Hungarian Moric Pogany for his book of 50 drawings, "Dreams of an Architect." Published in 1926, the book had a foreword by Max Reinhardt. Editions were printed in Hungarian, English, and German.

"Atlantic City," pen and ink architectural design by Hungarian Moric Pogany for his book of 50 drawings, "Dreams of an Architect."  Published in 1926, the book had a foreword by Max Reinhardt.  Editions were printed in Hungarian, English, and German.

"Atlantic City," pen and ink architectural design by Hungarian Moric Pogany for his book of 50 drawings, "Dreams of an Architect." Published in 1926, the book had a foreword by Max Reinhardt. Editions were printed in Hungarian, English, and German.

Ceramic vessel designed by Hungarian architect Moric Pogany and featured in the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1911 World's Fair.

Ceramic vessel designed by Hungarian architect Moric Pogany and featured in the Hungarian Pavilion at the 1911 World's Fair.

Moric Pogany's pen and ink drawing on the left shows the Holy Trinity Column (just outside St. Mattias Church in Budapest) with the base he designed for the coronation of the king.  Pogany's design was built for the coronation in 1916, but the base was damaged beyond repair in WWII bombing. The photo on the right shows the column as it is today.

Moric Pogany's pen and ink drawing on the left shows the Holy Trinity Column (just outside St. Mattias Church in Budapest) with the base he designed for the coronation of the king. Pogany's design was built for the coronation in 1916, but the base was damaged beyond repair in WWII bombing. The photo on the right shows the column as it is today.

Hungarian architect Moric Pogany and his wife, Margit, with their sons, Miklos, Danes, Gabor, and daughter, Anna-Marie,1933. Pogany died of cancer in 1942.  In 1944, his wife and daughter were taken to Auschwitz, based on the family's original Jewish background -- although they had, long before, converted to Catholicism.  Both died.  The sons were fortunate to escape this tragic fate.

Hungarian architect Moric Pogany and his wife, Margit, with their sons, Miklos, Danes, Gabor, and daughter, Anna-Marie,1933. Pogany died of cancer in 1942. In 1944, his wife and daughter were taken to Auschwitz, based on the family's original Jewish background -- although they had, long before, converted to Catholicism. Both died. The sons were fortunate to escape this tragic fate.

International Exposition in Torino, Italy, 1911. The Hungarian Pavilion, winner of the pavilion competition, is pictured. Its architects: Moric Pogany and Emile Tory. Poster art by Moric Pogany.

International Exposition in Torino, Italy, 1911. The Hungarian Pavilion, winner of the pavilion competition, is pictured. Its architects: Moric Pogany and Emile Tory. Poster art by Moric Pogany.

Cover and spine of the 1926 book "Dreams of an Architect" with 50 drawings by Hungarian architect Moric Pogany.  Published in Hungarian, English, and German editions, the book contained a foreword by Max Reinhardt.

Cover and spine of the 1926 book "Dreams of an Architect" with 50 drawings by Hungarian architect Moric Pogany. Published in Hungarian, English, and German editions, the book contained a foreword by Max Reinhardt.

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