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Gruen, Victor Davidlocked

(18 July 1903–14 February 1980)
  • Jeffrey Cronin

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Gruen, Victor David (18 July 1903–14 February 1980), architect and planner, was born Viktor David Grünbaum in Vienna, Austria, the son of Adolph Grünbaum, an attorney, and Elizabeth Lea Levy. Reared in privileged surroundings, he assimilated at an early age the elegant and cosmopolitan cultural life of Vienna. He circulated among the actors, writers, and musicians of Vienna’s flourishing theatrical world and with his family frequently traveled throughout central Europe....

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