Pietro Belluschi

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Birthday
18, 1899
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 14, 1994 (94)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1899
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Feb 14, 1994 (94)

About

Portland-based leader of architecture's Modern Movement; he designed over 1,000 buildings. Served as Dean of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's architecture and planning school from 1951 until 1965.

Before Fame

He fought for Italy in World War I, fighting in the battles of Caporetto and Vittorio Veneto against the Austrians. He then attended the University of Rome from which he graduated in 1922 with a degree in civil engineering.

Trivia

He served as a presidential appointee on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1950 until 1955.

Family Life

He fathered two children with his first wife, Helen Hemmila. She died in 1962, and he remarried in 1965 to Marjorie.

Associated With

He and Louis Sullivan both pioneered Modernist design.