Alvar Aalto | the artist
Born 1898, Kuortane, Finland.
Died 1976, Helsinki, Finland.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
(Alvar Hugo Henrik Aalto)Born in 1898 in Kuortane, Finland, Alvar Aalto opened The Alvar Aalto Office for Architecture and Monumental Art in 1923. His first independent commissions were for the Finnish Parliament House and a private house and sauna. In 1932, His Turun Sanomat Building was included in The Museum of Modern Art, New York’s first architecture show; 1938 saw the museum honor him with a solo exhibition. Throughout his life he won countless awards and competitions, lectured and held posts around the world, and designed dozens of signature, highly admired structures. Aalto died in 1976 in Helsinki.