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 Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn

Birth
Kuressaare, Kuressaare linn, Saaremaa, Estonia
Death 17 Mar 1974 (aged 73)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 561 · View Source
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Architect. He was a major 20th century architecture figure whose elegant buildings of cast concrete transformed the International Style of corporate modernism in a spiritual direction. His first important work was the Yale University Art Gallery (1952 to 1954), completed while he was teaching architecture at Yale, from which he departed in 1957 to become Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Among his later important buildings are the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California (1959 to 1965) and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966 to 1972). Between 1961 and 1966 Louis Kahn collaborated with Isamu Noguchi on the design of a playground for Riverside Drive Park in New York City.
He died of a heart attack in a bathroom in Pennsylvania Station in New York City.

Bio by: MC


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 561
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Kahn (20 Feb 1901–17 Mar 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 561, citing Montefiore Cemetery, Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .