Frank Owen Gherry (born 1929)
Frank Owen Gehry, was born as Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Frank Gehry is a very important architect and he was the winner of the National Medal of Art, applied his signature style to this revolutionary outdoor concert venue. He is also a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions. Many museums, companies, and cities seek Gehry's services as a badge of distinction, beyond the product he delivers.His best known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic, and his private residence in Santa Monica, California, which jump-started his career, lifting it from the status of "paper architecture", a phenomenon which many famous architects have experienced in their formative decades through experimentation almost exclusively on paper before receiving their first major commission in later years. Gehry's architecture has undergone a marked evolution from the plywood and corrugated-metal vernacular of his early works to the distorted but pristine concrete of his later works. However, the works retain a deconstructed aesthetic that fits well with the increasingly disjointed culture to which they belong.
Gherrys' most important buildings:
>>> Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis
Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic
his private residence, Santa Monica, California.