Frank Gehry

Nationality: American

Birth Year: 1929

Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada

Specialities: Contemporary Art,


Frank Owen Gehry was born February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Canada.  First moving to Los Angeles with his family in 1947, Gehry has gone on to become a pioneering architect recognized widely for his inventive and unique forms and practices.

In 1954, Gehry received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Southern California and in the years immediately following, worked in a number of firms including Victor Gruen Associates and Pereira and Luckman Associates.  After brief studies in urban planning at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design and a year in Paris working for André Rémondet, Gehry returned to California and opened a small office in Santa Monica in 1962.

His earliest work evolved from a Modernist idiom suggesting the varied influences of such pioneers as Harwell Hamilton Harris, Richard Neutra, and Frank Lloyd Wright. His distinctive formal vocabulary developed in early residential commissions in which he explored the expressive potential of humble materials and infused the architectural envelope with a sense of movement. As his practice expanded, the scope of his commissions grew to include exhibition design, furniture, libraries, office buildings, restaurants, schools, and visual and performing arts venues.

The award of the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989 brought increased recognition, and the years following have been among the most productive and rewarding of Gehry's career. The introduction of sophisticated computer software in the early 1990s has facilitated the construction and engineering of complex building systems and successfully translated the gestural quality of his work from model to built form. Frank O. Gehry & Associates has grown to over 140 employees, and the geographic terrain covered by the firm's work includes the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

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 Study for New Frank Gehry House by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Study for New Frank Gehry House

Wright, Chicago

September 24, 2015

$832  USD

 Pair Of Rock Vases by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Pair Of Rock Vases

Auctionata, Berlin

July 29, 2015


 Fish Lamp Study in Paper by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Fish Lamp Study in Paper

Christie's, New York

June 10, 2015


 Study for New Frank Gehry house by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Study for New Frank Gehry house

Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Van Nuys

May 17, 2015

$1,250  USD

 America coming Together (ACT) by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

America coming Together (ACT)

Swann Galleries, New York

May 12, 2015


 Artists for Obama by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Artists for Obama

Bonhams, San Francisco

April 21, 2015


 Contour (lounge chair) by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Contour (lounge chair)

Heritage Auctions, Dallas

March 31, 2015

$6,875  USD

 White Fish Lamp by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

White Fish Lamp

Sotheby's, New York

March 7, 2015

$125,000  USD

 Snake Lamp by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Snake Lamp

Sotheby's, New York

March 4, 2015

$18,750  USD


Frank Gehry Opens Sydney “Paper Bag” Building

By Nicholas Forrest | February 2, 2015

The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, has officially opened world renowned architect Frank Gehry’s first Australian project, the spectacular Dr Chau Chak Wing...

Meet Smiljan Radic, Architect of the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion

By Janelle Zara | March 17, 2014

In light of his predecessors — Pritzker winners Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and Frank Gehry among them — Smiljan Radic, the Santiago-based Chilean architect selected to...

Jean Nouvel Reportedly Beats Out Hadid and Gehry for China's New Art Museum

By Madeleine O'Dea,ARTINFO China | August 21, 2012

BEIJING — According to a well-sourced report in Architectural Record, Jean Nouvel has beaten out a high-profile short list including Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry for the most prestigious...

Gehry Goes South: Can the Starchitect Recreate the Bilbao Effect With Panama's New Bio-Museum?

By Kelly Chan | August 21, 2012

With the arrival of Frank Gehry’s twisting, titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum in 1997, the small, shipbuilding town of Bilbao became a cultural destination, its name forever bonded to a dreamy...

At Brad Pitt's Bidding, Frank Gehry Conjures a Pastel Duplex in New Orleans's 9th Ward

By Janelle Zara | July 13, 2012

Frank Gehry's architectural style, with all the fragmentation and glare of its facades, might seem to be out of place on a residential street and better suited for, say, a Disney Concert Hall....

Best Seats in the House: The Bauhaus Archives Survey the History of "Chairs Without Legs," From Panton to Gehry

By Janelle Zara | March 22, 2012

Verner Panton’s revolutionary S-Chair made its debut in 1960, and its sensual, gravity-defying form has not only graced the cover of Vogue, it's been relentlessly copied ever since. The most...

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Frank Gehry Opens Sydney “Paper Bag” Building

By Nicholas Forrest | February 2, 2015

Frank Gehrys University of Technology in Sydney

By Nicholas Forrest | November 18, 2014