WACHSBERGER, Arthur. Troppau, Silesia (now Opava in Czech) 7.5.1891 — Haifa 1943. Austrian  Art Historian and Architect. Son of a Jewish merchant. After school in Troppau studied at Vienna. Ph.D. 1914 Vienna (under Strzygowski). Moved to Köln, worked as Assistant in Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst. Served in WW I as officer in Austrian army. After was worked as interior designer in funiture firm Lehmann (of his father-in-law) in Köln, active in local art circles. In 1933 emigrated to Palestine. Still in 1934 he founded in Tel Aviv the firma The Cultivated Home. Died of a heart attack. Married 1915 Anna Maria Lehmann, one son and one daughter.

Publications: Diss. publ. as Die Wandmalereien Chinesisch Turkestans. 122 p. Stilkritische Studien zur Wandmalerei Chinesisch-Turkestans, Ostas. Zeitschrift Sonderveröffentlichung 2. Berlin 1916.

Sources: W. Hagspiel, Lexikon der Kölner Architekten vom Mittelalter bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Köln 2022, 628-631.

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