Wikipedia entry
Josef Frank (15 July 1885 – 8 January 1967) was an Austrian-born architect, artist, and designer who adopted Swedish citizenship in the latter half of his life. Together with Oskar Strnad, he created the Vienna School of Architecture, and its concept of Modern houses, housing and interiors.
Information from Wikipedia, made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Getty record
Born 15 July 1885; died 8 January 1967. Josef Frank studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule, Vienna, Austria. He taught building construction at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Vienna (1919-1925). He co-founded the interior decorating firm "Haus und Garten & Co." in Vienna, Austria, in 1925 with Oskar Wlach and Walter Sobotka. The firm was renamed "Haus & Garten, Frank & Wlach" the following year. He designed Haus 26 and Haus 27 at the 1927 Weissenhofsiedlung Exhibition, Stuttgart. In 1933 or 1934 Frank emigrated to Sweden where he worked for the rest of his life in the interior design firm "Svenskt Tenn". Austrian architect, designer.
Austrian, Swedish
Artist, Author, Architect, Interior Decorator, Designer, Teacher, Writer, Furniture Designer, Interior Designer
Josef Frank
Information from Getty’s Union List of Artist Names ® (ULAN), made available under the ODC Attribution License


3 works online



If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA’s collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

MoMA licenses archival audio and select out of copyright film clips from our film collection. At this time, MoMA produced video cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. All requests to license archival audio or out of copyright film clips should be addressed to Scala Archives at [email protected]. Motion picture film stills cannot be licensed by MoMA/Scala. For access to motion picture film stills for research purposes, please contact the Film Study Center at [email protected]. For more information about film loans and our Circulating Film and Video Library, please visit

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication, please email [email protected]. If you would like to publish text from MoMA’s archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to [email protected].


This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to [email protected].