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Eero Saarinen (1910 - 1961)

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Eero Saarinen
Born in Kirkkonummi, Uusimaa, Finlandmap
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Died in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United Statesmap
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Categories: Architects | Designers | Finland (en) | White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Michigan | European Notables.

Biography

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Eero Saarinen was a Finnish architect and designer. His designs include the Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri), General Motors Technical Center (Warren, Michigan), the United States Embassy in London, TWA Terminal (New York, New York), Dulles International Airport (Chantilly, Virginia), MIT Chapel and Kresge Auditorium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Tulip chair.

Eero was born in Kirkkonummi, Finland on 20 Aug 1910.[1] He was the son of Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and his second wife Louise Gesellius.[2]

Eero first came to the United States with his mother and sister on 17 April 1923.[3] They joined his father, who had arrived on 7 March 1923.[4] They returned to Finland, but the family emigrated soon afterward; they arrived in New York, New York on the Mauretania on 25 September 1924.[5] The family's destination was Detroit, Michigan.[6] They resided in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where his father was a professor at the University of Michigan.[7]

In September 1929, he began studying sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris, France.[8] He then studied at the Yale School of Architecture from 1930 to 1934.[9]

He married sculptor Lilian Swann on 10 June 1939.[10] They had two children, Eric and Susan.[11] They divorced in 1953. [12] Eero married Aline (Bernstein) Louchheim in 1954, and they had a son, Eames.[13]

Eero died on 1 September 1961 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, following a two-hour operation to remove a brain tumor.[14]

He was buried (possibly cremated first) in White Chapel Memorial Park Cemetery, Troy, Oakland County, Michigan.[15]

Sources

  1. Eero Saarinen. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 Sep 2016. [1]
  2. Eliel Saarinen. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 Sep 2016. [2]
  3. Passenger list, Majestic, Southampton, England to New York, New York, 17 April 1923. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  4. Passenger list, Majestic, Southampton, England to New York, New York, 7 March 1923. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  5. Passenger list, Mauretania, Southampton, England to New York, New York, 25 Sep 1924. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  6. Passenger list, Mauretania, Southampton, England to New York, New York, 25 Sep 1924. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897. Microfilm Publication M237, 675 rolls. NAI: 6256867. Records of the U.S. Customs Service, Record Group 36. National Archives at Washington, D.C. Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  7. Polk's Ann Arbor City Directory 1925. Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co., 1925. Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  8. Eero Saarinen. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 Sep 2016. [3]
  9. Capps, Michael A. "Architect Eero Saarinen." U.S. National Park Service. [4]
  10. Lilian Swann Saarinen. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 Nov 2016. [5]
  11. Eero Saarinen. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 Sep 2016. [6]
  12. Eero Saarinen. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 Sep 2016. [7]
  13. Eero Saarinen. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 3 Sep 2016. [8]
  14. "Eero Saarinen Dies; Designed Memorial Arch." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1 Sep 1961, pp. 1-5.
  15. Find A Grave, Eero Saarinen

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