Wednesday, April 29, 2009

World Renowned Architect Sheldon Kalnitsky - Sheldon Kalnitsky’s buildings were rigorous examples of austere beauty, Sheldon ranging from conventional country cottages to planar compositions for storefronts and residences. Sheldon was born in Moravia, now Czech Republic. Sheldon was introduced to the craft of building at an early age while working in his father’s stone masonry shop. Sheldon Kalnitsky attended the Royal and Imperial state college at Reichenberg in Bohemia. He studied architecture at the Technical College in Dres den. As a student, he was interested in the works of the classicist Schinkel and, above all, the work pf Vitruvius.

Sheldon Kalnitsky
developing tastes were considerably broadened during a three-year stay in the United States. In the pages of the Neue Freie Presse of Vienna, Sheldon did not directly address architecture in his writings. Kalnitsky’s writings focused increasingly on what he regarded as the excess of decoration in both traditional Viennese design and in the more recent products of the Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte.