Gaudi, Antoni

Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926)

Antoni Plàcid Guillem Gaudí i Cornet, born 1852 either in Reus or  Riudoms in the province of Tarragona, was a Catalan architect who belonged to the Modernist style (Art Nouveau) movement and was famous for his unique style and highly individualistic designs. His most famous design La Sagrada Familia is still in construction as he died 1926 in Barcelona, before completion.

Gaudi, studied architecture at the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura in Barcelona from 1873 to 1877. After five years of work, he was awarded the title of architect in 1878. As he signed the title, Elies Rogent said: "Who knows if we have given this diploma to a nut or to a genius. Time will tell."

Important Buildings & works by Antoni Gaudi:



Barcelona, Casa Mila, La Pedrera