Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

American, b. 1929

Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada

Specialities: Contemporary Art,

Biography

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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$169,000

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$41,463

TOTAL SALES (1989 - 2009)

$704,875

 Pair Of High Sticking Chairs by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Pair Of High Sticking Chairs

Auctionata, Berlin

December 6, 2014

 USD

 [not yet titled]; and In Town, from Artists for Obama by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

[not yet titled]; and In Town, from Artists for Ob

Phillips, New York

October 28, 2014

$625  USD

 High Sticking Chairs by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

High Sticking Chairs

Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville

October 19, 2014

 USD

 Wiggle Chairs by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Wiggle Chairs

Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville

October 19, 2014

$5,938  USD

 Face Off Table And Four Ribbon Chairs by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Face Off Table And Four Ribbon Chairs

Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville

October 19, 2014

$4,688  USD

 Face Off Table And Four Ribbon Chairs by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Face Off Table And Four Ribbon Chairs

Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville

October 19, 2014

$4,375  USD

News

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...

SLIDESHOWS

Frank Gehrys University of Technology in Sydney

By Nicholas Forrest | November 18, 2014