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Griffin’s unpublished autobiography: https://archive.artic.edu/magicofamerica/index.html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

Previous October 21 posts:

Autumn~ October 21

Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/21~

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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Previous October 20 posts:

Autumn~ October 20

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/20~

June 17, 1631~ Mumtaz Mahal Dies During Childbirth

Miniature portrait from Agra, India, of Mumtaz Mahal
for whom the mausoleum known as Taj Mahal was built

19th Century / Watercolor and gilding on ivory / 1 15/16”x1 1/2”
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

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Previous June 17 posts:

Pride Month~ June 17

Charles Eames: Born June 17, 1907

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/17~

June 10, 1854~ The first class of the United States Naval Academy graduates

Drawing of Chapel, U.S. Naval Academy, by Ernest Flagg c.1903

1904–1908 / Beaux Arts design; concrete frame; gray brick & terracotta exterior
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

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Previous June 10 posts:

Pride Month~ June 10

Maurice Sendak: Born June 10, 1928

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/10~

May 27, 1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City opens to the public

Chrysler Building: Tower by Margaret Bourke-White

1930–31 / Gelatin Silver Print / 5 7/16”x3 13/16” / Various , incl. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Previous May 27 posts:

Love & War~ May 27

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/27~