Frank Gehry, a well-known and established architect whose mind-bending creations have impacted the history of architecture, was born in Canada, but grew up in LA in the mid-twentieth century. His previous surname was Goldberg, but to preclude anti-Semitism, he changed his last name to Gehry. Many of his buildings have been pronounced as world-renowned attractions, and he was named “the most important architect of our time” by Vanity Fair.
Since he was a child, Gehry was encouraged to develop his artistic talents, especially by his grandmother with whom he built cities out of wooden scrapes. His latter use of corrugated steel, chain-link fencing, and other ‘everyday’ materials was inspired by spending time in his grandfather’s hardware store.
After failing with university choices a couple of times he finally finished architecture, but the development of his career had to wait while he was busy doing other jobs. His career had a breakthrough when he finished his own residence in Santa Monica, but some of his best-known works are the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Weisman Art Museum in Minnesota, The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and many more!