Frank Gehry  (American, 1929) 

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Frank Gehry (Canadian/American, b.1929) is a famed architect who is best known for his use of inexpensive material and unfinished style. He was born Frank Owen Goldberg on February 28, 1929. Gehry's creativity was encouraged by his grandmother, who would sit with him and use supplies from his grandfather's hardware store to build cities on the living room floor. His parents, Irwin and Thelma Goldberg, were art lovers. His father taught him how to draw, and his mother introduced him to the world of art.

In 1947, Gehry moved to Los Angeles, CA, where he drove a delivery truck while attending classes at Los Angeles City College. He went on to study at the University of Southern California's School of Architecture. In 1954, he graduated at the top of his class, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. After graduation, he worked for Victor Gruen Associates, a notable Los Angeles architecture firm. In 1956, he moved to Cambridge and studied city planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; he left and returned to Los Angeles before completing the program. He worked briefly for Pereira and Luckman, but then went back to work at Victor Gruen Associates. In the early 1960s, Gehry moved to Paris, where he worked for the French architect, Andre Remondet (French, 1908–1998). During this time, he also studied the work of Le Corbusier (Swiss/French, 1887–1965), an architect famous for being one of the first pioneers of modern architecture. He returned to Los Angeles in 1962, where he established his own firm-Gehry Associates.

Gehry's career took off when he redesigned his private residence in Santa Monica, CA. He converted the home into a showcase using random material, such as chain link fencing, unfinished plywood, and corrugated aluminum. Since then, Gehry has designed numerous buildings all over the world. Some of his best-known work includes the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, and 8 Spruce Street in New York, NY. Gehry lives and works in Santa Monica, CA.

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Frank Gehry, Unique monumental illuminated conference table, designed for the temporary offices of Chiat/Day Advertising Co., Venice, California

 

Frank Gehry
Unique monumental illuminated conference table, designed for the temporary offices of Chiat/Day Advertising Co., Venice, California
1986

Auction: Apr 29, 2014
Phillips London
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Frank Gehry, Sketch of Chair

 

Frank Gehry
Sketch of Chair
2005

Leslie Feely Fine Art
Frank Gehry, Sonderborg Kunsthalle project model

 

Frank Gehry
Sonderborg Kunsthalle project model
2010

Leslie Feely Fine Art
Frank Gehry, Memory of Sophie Calle's Flower

 

Frank Gehry
Memory of Sophie Calle's Flower
2012

GEMINI G.E.L. at JONI MOISANT WEYL
Frank Gehry, Puzzled #2 (Black State)

 

Frank Gehry
Puzzled #2 (Black State)
2011

GEMINI G.E.L. at JONI MOISANT WEYL
Frank Gehry, Puzzled #6

 

Frank Gehry
Puzzled #6
2011

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Frank Gehry, Puzzled #5

 

Frank Gehry
Puzzled #5
2011

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Frank Gehry, Puzzled #3

 

Frank Gehry
Puzzled #3
2011

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Frank Gehry, Puzzled #2

 

Frank Gehry
Puzzled #2
2011

Gemini G.E.L.
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Frank Gehry, Superlight chairs (6 works)

 

Frank Gehry
Superlight chairs (6 works)
aluminum

 

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Frank Gehry,

 

Frank Gehry
"Wiggle" chair, 1970
corrugated cardboard, hardwood, wood

 

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Frank Gehry, Wiggle chaise

 

Frank Gehry
Wiggle chaise, 1972
cardboard, laminate maple

 

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1929   Born: Toronto, Canada
1947   Moved with his family to Los Angeles as a teenager in 1947 and later became a naturalized U.S. citizen
1954   Received a degree in architecture from the University of Southern California(USC)
1962   Established his own firm, Gehry Associate, now known as Gehry Partners, LLP
1989   Received the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the most prestigious honor that can be given to a living architect
1992   Was awarded the Wolf Prize in Art, as well as the Imperiale Award in Architecture given by the Japan Art Association
1994   Became the first recipient of the Lillian Gish Award for lifetime contribution to the arts
1997   Completed to build the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
2003   Unveiled the finished Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles
  Lives and works in Santa Monica, CA
2010   Fish Forms: Lamps by Frank Gehry, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY(solo)
Living Architectures, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY
From the Spoon to the City:Objects by Architects from LACMA's Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA), Los Angeles, CA
2009   Frank O. Gehry: Design Process and the Lewis House, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA(solo)
2008   Frank Gehry, The Art Gallery Of Ontario, Toronto, Canada(solo)
2004 - 2005   Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums, Corocan Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.(solo)
2001   Frank Gehry, Architect: Retrospective Features Models, Plans, Drawings, Furniture, Photographs, and Video Footage, as well as Two Site-Specific Architectural Elements, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY(solo)
2000   The Art of the Motorcycle; Guggenheim Museum Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
1999   The Art of the Motorcycle; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
1998   The Art of the Motorcycle; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
1997   Exiles & Emigrés; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1997   Frank O. Gehry since 1997, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy(solo)
1994   Degenerate Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1983   German Expressionist Sculpture; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1981   Seventeen Artists in the Sixties; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1980   Avant-Garde of Russia 1910-1930; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1978   Treasures of Tutankhamen; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1968   Billy Al Bengston Retrospective; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1966   Assyrian Reliefs; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1965   Art Treasures of Japan; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1983   Temporary Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art; Los Angeles, California
1988   Sirmai-Peterson Residence; Thousand Oaks, California
1989   Schnabel Residence; Los Angeles, California
1989   Vitra International Manufacturing Facility & Design Museum; Weil am Rhein, Germany
1991   Chiat/Day Headquarters; Venice, California
1992   University of Iowa Advanced Technologies Laboratory; Iowa City, Iowa
1992   University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts; Toledo, Ohio
1993   Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1994   The American Center; Paris, France
1994   Vitra Design Museum, Vitra premises, Weil am Rhein, Germany
1995   EMR Communication and Technology Center; Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
1995   Team Disneyland Administration Building; Anaheim, California
1996   Nationale-Nederlanden Building; Prague, Czech Republic
1997   Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
1999   The Vontz Center for Molecular Studies at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
1999   Der Neue Zollhof; Dusseldorf, Germany
1999 - 2000   Experience Music Project; Seattle, Washington
2000   DZ Bank Headquarters; Berlin, Germany
2000   DG Bank building, Pariser Platz 3, Berlin, Germany
2001   Issey Miyake, Flagship Store, New York, NY
2002   Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College; Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2003   Massachusetts Institute of Technology Stata Complex; Cambridge, Massachusetts
2003   Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
2003   Maggie's centre, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland
2003   Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
2004   Ray and Maria Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), Cambridge, MA
2004   Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
2006   The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2003    Dal Co, Francesco. Frank O Gehry: The Complete work. Phaidon Press; New Ed edition
Frank. Symphony: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall. New York: Harry Abrams
2002    Gehry, Frank and Sorkin, Michael . Gehry Talks: Architecture + Process (Universe Architecture Series). Universe Publishing: New York
2001    Gehry, Frank and Colomina, Beatriz. Frank Gehry Architect. New York:Harry N. Abrams(Guggeneheim Museum Catalogue)
1985    Frank Gehry: Buildings and Projects(edited by Peter Arnell and Ted Bickford ; essay by Germano Celant ; text by Mason Andrews ; recent work photographed by Tim Street-Porter). New York: Rizzoli, 1985