Ray Eames

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Birthday
15, 1912
Birthplace
Sacramento, CA
Death Date
Aug 21, 1988 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1912
Birthplace
Sacramento, CA
Death Date
Aug 21, 1988 (75)

About

Artist and designer who created iconic modern furniture, in addition to graphic designs and short films. One of her patients was given permanent placement in the collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Before Fame

She attended Bennett Women's College in Millbrook, New York, in 1933, at which she was mentored in abstract expressionist painting by the revered Hans Hofmann. She founded the American Abstract Artists group in 1936, whose work would be displayed at Manhattan's Riverside Museum in 1937.

Trivia

She and her husband, Charles Eames, were awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Family Life

Her parents, Alexander and Edna Burr Kaiser, were residing in Sacramento when she was born. She grew up with his brother Maurice. Her husband was her design partner; his uncle was famed St. Louis architect William S. Eames.

Associated With

She and her husband were early advocates of Frank Lloyd Wright's innovative designs.