Frank Gehry

Nationality : American

Birth Year : 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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$41,463

TOTAL SALES (1989 - 2009)

$704,875

 Fish Lamp by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Fish Lamp

Sotheby's, New York

December 16, 2015

$87,500  USD

 Great table by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Great table

Phillips, New York

December 15, 2015

$12,500  USD

 Artists for Obama by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Artists for Obama

Bonhams, San Francisco

October 20, 2015

$12,500  USD

 Easy Edges ottoman by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Easy Edges ottoman

Bonhams, Los Angeles

October 19, 2015

$1,750  USD

 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

 USD

 Fish Lamp Study in Paper by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry

Fish Lamp Study in Paper

Christie's, New York

June 10, 2015

 USD

 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

 USD

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