Alvar Aalto

1898 - 1976

Alvar Aalto

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (pronounced [ˈhuɡo ˈɑlʋɑr ˈhenrik ˈɑːlto]; 3 February 1898 – 11 May 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware, as well as sculptures and paintings. He never regarded himself as an artist, seeing painting and sculpture as "branches of the tree whose trunk is architecture." Aalto's early career ran in parallel with the rapid economic growth and industrialization of Finland during the first half of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvar Aalto has received more than 743,376 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular architect.

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Among architects, Alvar Aalto ranks 11 out of 361Before him are Vitruvius, Filippo Brunelleschi, Imhotep, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, and Albert Speer. After him are Leon Battista Alberti, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Among people born in 1898, Alvar Aalto ranks 7Before him are René Magritte, Bertolt Brecht, Erich Maria Remarque, Golda Meir, Sergei Eisenstein, and Federico García Lorca. After him are M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, Herbert Marcuse, George Gershwin, and C. S. Lewis. Among people deceased in 1976, Alvar Aalto ranks 6Before him are Mao Zedong, Agatha Christie, Martin Heidegger, Howard Hughes, and Werner Heisenberg. After him are Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Alvar Aalto ranks 2 out of 362Before him are Jean Sibelius (1865). After him are Simo Häyhä (1905), Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Tove Jansson (1914), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Mika Waltari (1908), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), and Tarja Halonen (1943).

Among ARCHITECTS In Finland

Among architects born in Finland, Alvar Aalto ranks 1After him are Eero Saarinen (1910), Eliel Saarinen (1873), Aino Aalto (1894), Lars Sonck (1870), and Marco Casagrande (1971).

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