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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 1,114,158 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Alvar Aalto is the 8th most popular architect (up from 13th in 2019), the most popular biography from Finland (up from 3rd 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 8 out of 424Before him are Le Corbusier, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Imhotep, Vitruvius, Mimar Sinan, and Filippo Brunelleschi. After him are Albert Speer, Donato Bramante, Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio, Walter Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Among people born in 1898, Alvar Aalto ranks 3Before him are Bertolt Brecht and René Magritte. After him are Erich Maria Remarque, Sergei Eisenstein, Federico García Lorca, Golda Meir, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, George Gershwin, and Umm Kulthum. 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, Zhou Enlai, Max Ernst, Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, and Jean Gabin.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Alvar Aalto ranks 1 out of 642After him are Jean Sibelius (1865), Simo Häyhä (1905), Tove Jansson (1914), Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (1867), Paavo Nurmi (1897), Sauli Niinistö (1948), Tarja Halonen (1943), Urho Kekkonen (1900), Mika Waltari (1908), Frans Eemil Sillanpää (1888), and Juho Kusti Paasikivi (1870).

Among ARCHITECTS In Finland

Among architects born in Finland, Alvar Aalto ranks 1After him are Aino Aalto (1894), Eero Saarinen (1910), Eliel Saarinen (1873), Eero Aarnio (1932), Elissa Aalto (1922), Lars Sonck (1870), and Marco Casagrande (1971).