Antonin Raymond: Biography and Major Works
||Born in Kladno, Bohemia (Czech Republic).
Graduated from the Prague Technical University.
Emigrated to the US.
Found work in NYC with Cass Gilbert, who was then involved with the Woolworth Building.
Visited Italy, set up painting studio outside Rome.
Returned to US and married Noémi Pernessin.
||Went to Taliesin to join Frank Lloyd Wright.
||Traveled to Japan with Wright to help build the Imperial Hotel.
||Parted from Wright; established American Architects and Engineers.
||Established independent office.
||Became a member of American Institute of Architects.
||Junzo Yoshimura started work as an intern with Raymond.
||Joined by Kunio Maekawa.
||Antonin Raymond, His Work in Japan 1920-35.,
Returned to US.
Opened design studio in New Hope, Pa.
||Closed Tokyo office.
||Organized office Raymond & L.L. Rado Architects in NYC.
||First visit to Tokyo after the war; re-opened Tokyo office.
Elected member F.A.I.A.
Awarded Architectural Institute of Japan annual prize for Readers' Digest Building.
||Awarded The Order of the Rising Sun.
||Named life member of Japan Institute of Architects.
||Antonin Raymond: An Autobiography.
||Returned to New Hope, Pa.
Died on October 25 in New Hope.
Memorial service at St. Anselm's Meguro Church.
- Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club (1922)
- Hoshi Commercial School / Tokyo Women's Christian College Master Plan / Raymond's Reinanzaka House (1924)
- Ehrisman's House (1926)
- Soviet Embassy / Dunlop Rubber Co. Factory (1930)
- Troedsson's Villa (1931)
- Tokyo Golf Club (1932)
- Architect's Summer Quarters (1933)
- St. Paul's Catholic Church / D.H. Blake's House (1935)
- Tokyo Women's Christian College Chapel & Auditorium (1938)
- Long Island Station (1945)
- Standard Oil Co. N.Y.Housing (Socony House)(1950)
- Readers' Digest Office Building / Raymond House & Studio in Azabu (1951)
- U.S. Embassy Apartment, Perry House (1952)
- Harris House (1953)
- Cunningham's House (1954)
- St. Anselm's Meguro Church (1955)
- St. Patrick's Church / St. Alban's Church (1956)
- Gunma Music Center (1961)
- New Karuizawa Studio / Tokyo Golf Club (1963)
- Nanzan University Master Plan (1964)
- Shibata Catholic Church (1965)
- S.V.D. Fathers Monastery (1966)
- Embassy of Israel (1969)
- Plan of Embassy of Korea (1971)
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