I. M. Pei Biography
Birthday: April 26, 1917 (Taurus)
Born In: Guangzhou, China
I.M. Pei was a Chinese-born American architect who is popularly known as the master of modern architecture. Providing modernist, cubist designs to architecture along with glass work in the form of geometric shapes, he designed some of the world’s most unique buildings. His dedication to his work brought him worldwide acclaim and according to his biographer, he won “every award of any consequence in his art.” He headed projects as large as the JFK Library, Dallas City Hall, the Louvre, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His fascinating creations have been showcased around the world in some of the most famous cities including Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, Paris, Dallas, and New York. He was a unique architect in the sense that he has made creations as beautiful and extravagant as the Louvre, and at the same time also headed projects involving development of low-income housing. In addition to his majorly successful career, he was also a dedicated family man. This prolific architect continued to remain dedicated to his work till his last days.