Cedric Gibbons

1893 - 1960

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Austin Cedric Gibbons (March 23, 1890 – July 26, 1960) was an American art director for the film industry. He also made a significant contribution to motion picture theater architecture from the 1930s to 1950s. Gibbons designed the Oscar statuette in 1928, but tasked the sculpting to George Stanley, a Los Angeles artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cedric Gibbons has received more than 443,812 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Cedric Gibbons is the 240th most popular architect (up from 246th in 2019), the 3,056th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,136th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Architect.

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Among architects, Cedric Gibbons ranks 240 out of 518Before him are Adolf Meyer, Pirro Ligorio, Luciano Laurana, Archibald Leitch, Nicola Salvi, and Imre Steindl. After him are Hermann Muthesius, Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Pieter Post, Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, Yan Liben, and Gae Aulenti.

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Among people born in 1893, Cedric Gibbons ranks 110Before him are Léopold Szondi, Alois Hába, Beatrice Wood, Harold Laski, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Farabundo Martí. After him are Ba Maw, José Calvo Sotelo, Philipp Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, Paul van Zeeland, Meghnad Saha, and George Ohsawa. Among people deceased in 1960, Cedric Gibbons ranks 73Before him are Leonard Woolley, Wander Johannes de Haas, Józef Haller, Hans Albers, Semyon Bogdanov, and Hashim al-Atassi. After him are Véra Clouzot, James Montgomery Flagg, Richard Wright, John B. Kelly Sr., Erwin Jaenecke, and Nima Yooshij.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cedric Gibbons ranks 3,056 out of 20,380Before him are Captain Beefheart (1941), Jack Kevorkian (1928), Judy Chicago (1939), Lisa Bonet (1967), Dana Andrews (1909), and William Bates (1860). After him are Ted Levine (1957), Richard Chase (1950), Levi P. Morton (1824), Richard Conte (1910), Mangas Coloradas (1792), and Tommy Bolin (1951).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Cedric Gibbons ranks 13Before him are Philip Johnson (1906), Peter Eisenman (1932), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Charles Eames (1907), Adrian Smith (1944), and Nicholas Negroponte (1943). After him are Kevin A. Lynch (1918), Sixto Durán Ballén (1921), Charles Jencks (1939), Thom Mayne (1944), Steven Holl (1947), and Michael Graves (1934).