Alvar Aalto

1898 - 1976

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Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (pronounced [ˈhuːɡo 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 957,103 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Alvar Aalto is the 13th most popular architect (down from 11th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Finland (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Finnish Architect.

Alvar Aalto is most famous for his contributions to the modernist architecture movement. He was a Finnish architect and designer who is considered one of the pioneers of modernism.

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Among architects, Alvar Aalto ranks 13 out of 424Before him are Filippo Brunelleschi, Andrea Palladio, Donato Bramante, Albert Speer, Leon Battista Alberti, and Walter Gropius. After him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Francesco Borromini, and Zaha Hadid.

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Among people born in 1898, Alvar Aalto ranks 7Before him are Bertolt Brecht, René Magritte, Erich Maria Remarque, Sergei Eisenstein, Golda Meir, and Federico García Lorca. After him are M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, George Gershwin, Zhou Enlai, C. S. Lewis, and Herbert Marcuse. 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 Trofim Lysenko.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Alvar Aalto ranks 3 out of 509Before him are Jean Sibelius (1865) and Simo Häyhä (1905). After him are Tove Jansson (1914), Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832), Tarja Halonen (1943), and Urho Kekkonen (1900).

Among ARCHITECTS In Finland

Among architects born in Finland, Alvar Aalto ranks 1After him are Eero Saarinen (1910), Eliel Saarinen (1873), Aino Aalto (1894), Eero Aarnio (1932), Lars Sonck (1870), and Marco Casagrande (1971).