Wallace Harrison

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Birthday
28, 1895
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 2, 1981 (86)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
28, 1895
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 2, 1981 (86)

About

Known for public projects in New York City, including the Time-Life Building at Rockefeller Center. Served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1955 until 1959. Awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 1967.

Before Fame

He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, winning the Rotch Taveling Scholarship in 1922. He was elected as an Associate member in the National Academy of Design in 1938, eventually being named in 1948 a full Academician.

Trivia

He co-founded the firm, Harrison & Abramovitz, with Max Abramowitz in 1941.

Family Life

His parents were living in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1895, when he was born.

Associated With

He was friends with Nelson Rockefeller, serving as his architectural advisor.