Gunnar Asplund

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Birthday
22, 1885
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Oct 20, 1940 (55)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1885
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Oct 20, 1940 (55)

About

A representative of Nordic Classicism and the Swedish Grace movement, he also advocated for modernism; his work included the Stockholm Public Library.

Before Fame

He attended the Stockholm Free Architecture School. His earliest works included the Gothenburg Courthouse Extension building, begun in 1913 and completed in 1937, and a collaboration with fellow architect Sigurd Lewerentz on the cemetery, Skogskyrkogården.

Trivia

He became a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in 1931. His first lecture, "Our Architectonic Concept of Space," concisely represented his artistic philosophy and was inspired by "The Decline of the West" by German philosopher Oswald Spengler.

Family Life

He married Gerda Snellman in 1918.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as actress Ingrid Bergman.