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Born Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, this Brazilian is not only the most famous modern architect in his own country but is also famous world-wide.
was born to Jewish parents in 1907 in Rio de Janeiro’s middle class
Laranjeiras neighborhood. He attended the School of Fine Arts before
beginning his career in architecture. He also joined the Communist
Party and later inhis life met several famous communist leaders, and as
a result was forced into exile during the military regime in the 1960s.
He moved to Paris and only returned to Brazil in the 1980s.
Niemeyer, age 100, is a prolific architect, and has created dozens of famous modern works throughout the world. His most famous works include:
For more information, visit Niemeyer’s official website here.