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Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar NiemeyerAKA Oscar Niemeyer Soares Filho

Born: 15-Dec-1907
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 5-Dec-2012
Location of death: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cause of death: Infection

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: Brazil
Executive summary: Architect of Brasilia

With urban planner Lýcio Costa, responsible for the project to build Brasilia (1956-60). Niemeyer designed all of the public buildings for the project. A fervent communist, he was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. After a military coup overthrew the Brazilian government in 1964, Niemeyer was hounded from the government and lost all of his clients due to his politics, and went into exile in France until 1985. Niemeyer continued to work until his death in 2012.

Wife: Annita Baldo (m. 1928)

    University: Architecture, engineering, Escola de Belas Artes, Rio de Janiero, Brazil (1934)
    Administrator: College of Architecture, University of Brasília

    Pritzker Prize 1988 (with Gordon Bunshaft)
    Lenin Peace Prize 1963

    Urbanized (9-Sep-2011) · Himself

Author of books:
The Curves of Time (2000)

Selected edifices:
Church of St. Francis (1943, Pampulha, Brazil )
Cultural Center (1982, Le Havre, France )
Palace of the Dawn (1959, Brasilia, Brazil)

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