Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eliel Saarinen

[Finland] (b 1873/d 1950)

"Saarinen was educated at the Helsinki University of Technology. From 1896 to 1905 he worked as a partner at the firm Gesellius, Lindgren, and Saarinen. His first major work with the firm, was the Finnish pavilion at the World Fair of 1900..(..) From 1910 to 1915 he worked on the extensive city-planning project of Munksnäs-Haga and in January 1911 he became a consultant in city planning for Reval, Estonia and was invited to Budapest to advise in city development.. (..) He also designed the Finnish markka banknotes introduced in 1922. (..) Eliel Saarinen moved to the United States in 1923 and first settled in Evanston, Illinois, where he worked on his scheme for the development of the Chicago lake front. In 1924 he became a visiting professor at the University of Michigan. (..) He received the AIA Gold Medal in 1947."

Biography and Photo

Finland 1917/1929 "Arms of the Republic" (27,1) [Typo] Sc(83,...,110)

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