Frank Hoar

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Birthday
13, 1907
Birthplace
Myanmar
Death Date
Oct 3, 1976 (69)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1907
Birthplace
Myanmar
Death Date
Oct 3, 1976 (69)

About

Artist and architect who designed civic buildings in the post-World War II reconstruction. Also known as the widely published cartoonist, Acanthus, appearing in Punch, the Sunday Telegraph, The New Yorker, and The Builder. He was sometimes published as Hope in the Sunday Express.

Before Fame

He won a scholarship at age 15 to the Bartlett School of Building at University College London. His first taste of public recognition came when he won the 1930s design competition for London's Gatwick Airport's first terminal building.

Trivia

He was an art historian and an expert on Bavarian Baroque.

Family Life

He married concert pianist Rosamund Leonard in 1940, whose father was the known landowner and former President of the Chamber of Commerce of Dublin, Patrick Leonard. They had four children: Peter, Valerie, John, and Diana.

Associated With

He was a distant relative of President Richard Nixon.