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Frank Gehry

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Gehry in October 2007

Frank Owen Gehry (born Frank Owen Goldberg; February 28, 1929[1]) is a Canadian-American architect who won the Pritzker Prize in 1989. He is known for his buildings such as 8 Spruce Street, Dancing House, Port Olímpic, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. He built buildings across the United States and across South America.

Early life[change | change source]

Gehry was born on February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Polish-Jewish parents.[2] He was raised in Los Angeles, California. He stuided at Los Angeles City College and at the University of Southern California.[3] Gehry now lives in Santa Monica, California.

Career[change | change source]

In 1989, Gehry won the Pritzker Prize.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Karen Templer (1999-12-05). "Frank Gehry". Salon. Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
  2. "In the News: Warsaw Jewish Museum In Poland". Isurvived.org. 2005-06-30. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
  3. Biography and Video Interview of Frank Gehry at Academy of Achievement
  4. Pritzker Architecture Prize, "Frank Gehry, 198 Laureate"; retrieved 2013-3-27.

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