Fernando Tavora

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Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Sep 3, 2005 (82)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Sep 3, 2005 (82)

About

Portuguese architect who received the Gold Medal of the City of Porto and the Comenda da Ordem Militar de Santiago e Espada.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Porto School of Fine Arts in 1952. His work would be exhibited at such organizations as the Smithsonian Institution, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the Venice Biennial.

Trivia

He taught architecture at the University of Coimbra and at the University of Porto.

Family Life

He was the sixth of seven children born to José Ferrão de Tavares e Távora and his wife, Maria José Lobo de Sousa Machado Cardoso de Meneses. His mother bequeathed the House of Covilhã to him.

Associated With

He and Frank Lloyd Wright were fellow architects.