Edgar J. Kaufmann

Edgar Jonas Kaufmann (November 1, 1885 – April 15, 1955)[1] was an American businessman and philanthropist who owned and directed Kaufmann's Department Store, in Pittsburgh. He is also known for commissioning two modern architectural masterpieces, Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Kaufmann Desert House in Palm Springs, designed by Richard Neutra.

Edgar Kaufmann
Edgar Jonas Kaufmann

(1885-11-01)November 1, 1885
DiedApril 15, 1955(1955-04-15) (aged 69)
EducationShady Side Academy
Alma materYale University
Known forOwner of Kaufmann's and commissioner of Fallingwater
ChildrenEdgar Kaufmann, Jr.

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