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(b Winterthur, 22 Dec. 1908; d Berlin, 9 Dec. 1994). Swiss painter, sculptor, architect, designer, teacher, and writer. From 1927 to 1929 he studied at the Bauhaus, then returned to Switzerland, where he lived mainly in Zurich. He regarded himself primarily as an architect, but he was active in a variety of fields, his ultimate aim being to establish a unity among the individual branches of the visual arts—he once defined art as the ‘sum of all functions in harmonious unity’.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)