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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July 29, 2015
Christie's, New York
June 10, 2015
Swann Galleries, New York
May 12, 2015
Bonhams, San Francisco
April 21, 2015
Heritage Auctions, Dallas
March 31, 2015
Sotheby's, New York
March 7, 2015
Sotheby's, New York
March 4, 2015
December 6, 2014
Phillips, New York
October 28, 2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Dec 14, 2013 - Jan 18, 2014
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, New York
Jun 2 - Sep 2, 2013
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles