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Birth date / placeMay 23rd 1908, Chicago, USA
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New York, USA
Linked to Change thisWallace Kirkman Harrison
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Max Abramovitz Change this
born 1908, Chicago
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Max Abramovitz (May 23, 1908, Chicago - September 12, 2004, Pound Ridge, New York) was an architect best known for his work with the New York City firm Harrison & Abramovitz.
Abramovitz was the son of Romanian Jewish immigrant parents. He graduated in 1929 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture. He later received an M.S. from Columbia University's architecture school in 1931. He also was the recipient of a two-year fellowship at the Ecole de Beaux-Arts in Paris before returning to the US and becoming partners with Wallace Harrison from 1941-1976. In 1961, he won the Rome Prize.
Abramovitz died in September 2004 in Pound Ridge, New York, at the age of 96. His drawings and archives are held by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Abramovitz also received an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Illinois in 1970.