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Alvar and Elissa Aalto
Alvar Aalto with his wife Elissa

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (February 3, 1898May 11, 1976 ) was a Finnish architect who made many important contributions to architecture. Sometimes called the "Father of Modernism".

Life

Alvar Aalto was born in Kuortane, Finland. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Helsinki from 1916 to 1921. He returned to Jyväskylä, where he opened his first architectural office in 1923. Alvar Aalto died in May 11, 1976, in Helsinki.

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