Born June 22~ Alison Smithson

Alison Smithson (June 22, 1928-August 16, 1993) was one half of the wife and husband team of Alison and Peter Smithson, influential and controversial pioneers of the New Brutalist movement in the UK.
Alison Smithson on the Dangerous Women Project site:
https://dangerouswomenproject.org/2016/07/28/alison-smithson/

School of Architecture and Building Engineering (E6)
Alison & Peter Smithson / 1984-1988 / University of Bath, UK

Alison Smithson on ArchDaily: https://www.archdaily.com/tag/alison-smithson

Further reading:
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/englands_eccentric_new_brutalist_architects_the_smithsons
https://www.treehugger.com/look-alison-smithsons-house-future-4858335
https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/reputations/alison-smithson-1928-1993-and-peter-smithson-1923-2003

Born February 14~ Marion Mahony Griffin

Architect, community planner, and delineator Marion Mahony Griffin, the second woman to graduate in architecture from MIT, worked in the United States, Australia, and India.
Biography on Pioneering Women of American Architecture:
https://pioneeringwomen.bwaf.org/marion-mahony-griffin/

Griffin’s unpublished autobiography: https://archive.artic.edu/magicofamerica/index.html

Marion Mahony Griffin on the Ryerson and Burnham Art & Architecture Archive

Further reading:
https://www.griffinsociety.org/marion-mahony-griffin/
https://www.notjustjanejacobs.com/home/marion-mahony-griffin-great-architectural-delineator
https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/marion-mahony-griffin-architect-environmentalist-visionary

October 22, 1721~ Peter the Great officially proclaimed Emperor of All Russia

Portrait of Emperor Peter I  by Bartolomeo Carlo Rastrelli

1723-1729 / Bronze / 40”x35 2/5”x15 3/4” / The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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October 21, 1959~ The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens

Solomon R. Guggenheim by Hilla Rebay

1928 / Oil on canvas / 60”x40” / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Timeline~
https://www.guggenheim.org/the-frank-lloyd-wright-building/timeline
About Frank Lloyd Wright~ https://franklloydwright.org/frank-lloyd-wright/

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Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

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October 20, 1973~ Opening of the Sydney Opera House

Front Cover illustrating the Spherical Solution by Jørn Utzon

Back Cover indicating his inspirational sources by Jørn Utzon

1962 / 38 pages of plans, sections and elevations known as the Yellow Book
/ ©Utzon Archives / Aalborg University & Utzon Center

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Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/20~

September 26, 1934~ Passenger liner RMS Queen Mary is launched

Mural of North Atlantic by Max Gill

1935 / First Class Dining Room, RMS Queen Mary

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Max Gill painting RMS Queen Mary map, 1935~ https://mistymisschristy.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/painting.png
The First Class Dining Room~ https://www.sterling.rmplc.co.uk/visions/retain4.html

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