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Yehuda Magidovitch (1886–1961) was one of the most prolific Israeli architects. Among his prominent works are the Galei Aviv Casino, a café-restaurant (demolished in 1939), and the Cinema Esther (now Cinema Hotel), both in Tel Aviv.[1]

Yehuda Magidovitch
Yehuda Magidovich.jpg
Born1886
Uman, Ukraine
Died1961
Tel Aviv, Israel
NationalityIsraeli
OccupationArchitect

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BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Yehuda Magidovitch was born in 1886 in Uman in the Ukraine. He studied in Odessa. In 1919, he emigrated to Mandatory Palestine.

CareerEdit

Magidovitch became the first chief engineer of Tel Aviv[1] in 1920. In 1923 he established his own design and construction company. In 1934 his son Raphael also joined the office.[2]

Magidovitch's 1920s buildings were in eclectic style, but beginning in the early 1930s he started moving towards Art Deco. His first International style designs from 1934 retained a personal artistic expression.[2]

DeathEdit

Magidovitch suffered a brain hemorrhage in 1954, which brought his professional activity to an end. He died in 1961 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Aisenberg, Lydia: "Cinema Tel Aviv - A reel special hotel", in The Jerusalem Post, 9 August 2009
  2. ^ a b Metsger-Samoḳ, Nitsah: Des maisons sur le sable: Tel-Aviv, mouvement moderne et esprit Bauhaus, Éditions de l’éclat, 2004

External linksEdit

  Media related to Yehuda Magidovitch at Wikimedia Commons