Ludwig Mies van der Rohe  (German, 1886-1969) 


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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Biography
1886   Born in Aachen, Germany
1908 - 1912   Apprentice to German Modernist architect Peter Behrens
1921   Proposes plans for all-glass Friedrichstraße skyscraper
1926   Meets Le Corbusier, Stuttgart, Germany
1929   Completes German Pavilion for the Barcelona exposition
1930 - 1933   Head of the Bauhaus School in its final location in Dessau, Germany
1927 - 1937   Collaborates with German designer Lilly Reich
1944   Gains American citezinship
1938 - 1958   Director of the Architecture Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
1958   Completes iconic Seagram Building, New York, NY
1969   Dies in Chicago, interred at Graceland Cemetery
Selected Exhibitions
2002   Kandinsky-Klee Master Houses, Dessau, Germany
2001   Mies in Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Mies in America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
1995   From the Hand of Mies: Architectural Sketches from the Collection of A. James Speyer, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
1986   Mies van der Rohe: Centennial Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York