Frank Gehry Biography
(Architect and Designer Whose Works are Considered Among the Most Important of Contemporary Architecture)
Birthday: February 28, 1929 (Pisces)
Born In: Toronto, Canada
Frank Gehry is a leading architect based in Los Angeles. As a child, he often tried to build imaginary cities and homes from items kept in his grandmother’s hardware store. The same can be seen in his creations that are characterized by usage of unconventional fabrications and bold, modern shapes. He graduated from the University of Southern Californian School of Architecture and then studied at Harvard. In fact, he moved to Harvard School of Design after marriage to Anita Snyder, in 1956. Frank left Harvard and relocated to California, where he began the “Easy Edges” cardboard furniture line. It was the renovation of his Santa Monica home. However, he was more interested in buildings rather than furniture and eventually went on to create much bigger designs. Some of the famous ones are EMP Museum in Seattle, Washington, and Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Apart from buildings, he was also involved in the design of other items such as furniture, jewelry and clothes. Though he is not known to have joined any political party, his opinions have always been leftist in nature. As a famous personality, he has played himself on famous television programs such as the Simpsons.