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Below are biographies and analysis of the work of the artists central to Modern Architecture. The major architecture movement we currently cover is International Style. And we also have architecture highlighted on the pages for Arts and Crafts Movement, The Vienna Secession, and Wiener Werkstatte.

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Modern Architects: 13 of 408 Total Artists
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Hungarian-American Designer, Sculptor, and Architect

Movements and Styles: Bauhaus, Modern Architecture

Born: May 21, 1902 - Pecs, Hungary

Died: July 1, 1981 - New York City, USA

Marcel Breuer's career touched nearly every aspect of three-dimensional design, from tiny utensils to the biggest buildings. Famously part of the Bauhaus school in Germany, Breuer was an influential Hungarian-born modernist that went on to teach many architects of the next generation.

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British Sculptor

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Born: 8 March 1924 - London, UK

Died: 23 October 2013 - London, UK

Caro's innovate and small-scale abstract sculptures were influenced by Henry Moore and David Smith.

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Italian Painter, Designer, Sculptor, Inventor, Scientist, Architect, and Engineer

Movement: High Renaissance

Born: April 15, 1452 - Anchiano, Tuscany

Died: May 2, 1519 - Clos Lucé, Amboise (now France)

Universally lauded as one of the greatest artists of all time, Leonardo da Vinci is known for his contributions to the Renaissance period in the form of portraits and religious paintings. Da Vinci was the eponymous "Renaissance Man," proficient not only in art, but also in mathematics, science, and technology.

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Catalan Architect and Designer

Movements and Styles: Art Nouveau, Modern Architecture

Born: June 25, 1852 - Reus, Catalonia, Spain

Died: June 10, 1926 - Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Antoni Gaudí was the most popular representative of the Catalan Modernista movement, which combined elements of Art Nouveau, Japonism, Gothic design, and geometric forms. Gaudi's design style has been referred to as "global," indicating a profound attention to every detail of his work, from a building's structure and placement down to its smallest decorative details. Gaudi's masterpiece is the Sagrada Familia, a distinctly modern church in Barcelona. Modern Architecture Modern Design Art Nouveau Religious Art Spanish male european

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French Architect and Designer

Movements and Styles: Art Nouveau, Modern Architecture

Born: 10 March 1867 - Lyons, France

Died: 20 May 1942 - New York, New York, USA

Guimard was a leading figure in the Art Nouveau movement and the buildings that he designed exemplified the aims of the movement with their organic curves, unity of decorative arts, and natural elements. He made his greatest mark in Paris where in 1900 he designed the entrances to most of the city's metro stations.

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Belgian Architect and Designer

Movements and Styles: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Architecture

Born: January 6, 1861 - Ghent, Belgium

Died: September 8, 1947 - Brussels, Belgium

Synonymous with Art Nouveau, Horta was one of the greatest innovators and pioneers of the movement, designing flamboyant, lush, and organic houses, buildings, and offices. His works are marked by their curvilinear botanic forms, most of which can still be seen in the city of Brussels.

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Romanian-Israeli Painter, Sculptor, and Architect

Movements and Styles: Dada, Expressionism, Constructivism

Born: May 24, 1895 - Bucharest, Romania

Died: April 21, 1984 - Ein Hod, Israel

Marcel Janco was a Romanian and Israeli visual artist, architect, and art theorist. He was the co-founder of Dada and a proponent of Constructivism in Western Europe, and his work was widely regarded as avant-garde and innovative.

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Swiss-French Modern Architect, Urban Planner, Designer, Sculptor, Painter, and Writer

Movements and Styles: Modern Architecture, The International Style, Purism, Brutalism

Born: October 6, 1887 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Died: August 27, 1965 - Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France

Le Corbusier was a twentieth-century Swiss-French architect, urban planner, designer, writer and painter. Le Corbusier was a pioneer in modern architecture and his priciples were integral to the hugely popular International Style of architecture.

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Italian Painter, Sculptor, Poet, and Architect

Movement: High Renaissance

Born: March 6, 1475 - Caprese, Arezzo, Florence

Died: February 18, 1564 - Rome

Michelangelo was the legendary Italian Renaissance artist famous for his sculpters of David and his Pieta, and he is perhaps best known for his large-scale painted frescos in the Sistine Chapel.

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German-American Architect and Designer

Movements and Styles: The International Style, Modern Architecture, Bauhaus, Art Nouveau

Born: March 27, 1886 - Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire

Died: August 17, 1969 - Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mies van der Rohe was one of the founding fathers of architectural Modernism and The International Style. Utilizing modern materials and mass production strategies, his buildings rejected surface ornament in favor of a sleek and compact geometry.

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Italian Painter, Printmaker, and Architect

Movement: High Renaissance

Born: March 28, 1483 - Urbino

Died: April 6,1520 - Rome

The Italian Renaissance painter and architect Raphael is celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

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Finnish-American Architect and Designer

Movements and Styles: The International Style, Modern Architecture

Born: August 20, 1910 - Kirkkonummi, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire

Died: September 1, 1961 - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Saarinen's developed a personal, often sculptural, visionary direction and an adventurous spirit as we see in The Saint Louis Arch, NY's TWA Terminal, and GM Headquarters.

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American Architect and Designer

Movements and Styles: Modern Architecture, Arts and Crafts Movement

Born: 8 June 8, 1867 - Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA

Died: April 9, 1959 - Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect and designer who is widely considered among the greatest architects in history, having erected some of the world's most iconic structures, from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to the Fallingwater house.

Modern Architects: 13 of 408 Total Artists

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