Urban, Joseph

Joseph Urban (1872 – 1933)

Joseph Urban, born 1872 Born in Vienna, Austria, immigrated to the United States in 1912 to become the art director of the Boston Opera House. He was mostly known for his his theatrical design and his early illustrations of children's books. Two years later he moved to New York where he designed productions for the Ziegfeld Follies and the Metropolitan Opera. Most of Urban's architectural work in the United States has been destroyed, with the exceptions of Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida and the The New School and the base of The Hearst Tower in New York City. He died in New York City 1933.

Important Works

Atlantic Beach Club, Long Island, NY
Austrian Pavilion, Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Bath and Tennis Club, Palm Beach, Florida
Bedell Department Store, New York City
Biddle House, Palm Beach
Bossert Hotel, Grill Room, Brooklyn
Central Park Casino
Congress Hotel, Joseph Urban Room, Chicago, Illinois
Demarest Little Castle, Palm Beach, Florida
Hearst International Magazine Building
Hotel Gibson Roof Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio
Katherine Brush Apartment
Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida
Metropolitan Museum of Art 11th annual exhibition of American Industrial Art
New School for Social Research NYC
Omni William Penn Hotel, Urban Room Pittsburgh, PA
Paramount Theater, Sunrise Building, Palm Beach, Florida
Park Avenue Restaurant
Sherman Hotel Tiger Room, Chicago
St. Regis Hotel Roof Garden
The Gingerbread Castle Hamburg NJ
Wiener Werkstätte Showroom, NYC
William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh
Ziegfeld Theatre