Peter Behrens (German, 1940)

Timeline

1868
Born in Hamburg, Germany
1886–1889
Studied at Hamburg Kunstgewerbeschule [School for the Applied Arts]
1890
Worked as a painter and graphic artist in Munich, where he joined the Jugendstil movement
1893
Became a founding member of the Munich Secession
1898
Collaborated on designing the Berlin journal "Pan" and produced his first furniture designs
1899
Appointed by Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse-Darmstadt to the Mathildenhöhe artists' colony in Darmstadt. Here, Behrens designed and built his first house, his own dwelling.
1901–1902
Taught at the Düsseldorf Kunstgewerbeschule
1903–1907
Becomes the Director of the Düsseldorf Kunstgewerbeschule
1907
Founded a large architectural and design practice in Berlin. Fellow designers Walter Gropius (up to 1910), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1908-11), and Le Corbusier (1910-11) also worked there.
1926
Designed "New Ways", a private dwelling in Northampton, now considered an early example of the International Modern style