Artist of the Month: July

Santiago Calatrava

Photo: NY Magazine

Santiago Calatrava was born in Valencia, Spain on July 28, 1951. He studied in Zurich, Switzerland at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in 1981.

Turning Torso in Malmo, Sweeden (2005). Photo: Wikipedia

Calatrava has received numerous recognitions. In 1990 he received the "M├ędaille d´Argent de la Recherche et de la Technique", Paris. In 1992 he received the prestigious Gold Medal from the Institution of Structural Engineers. In 1993, the Museum of Modern Art in New York held a major exhibition of his work called “Structure and Expression." In 1998 he was elected to become a member of "Les Arts et Lettres," in Paris. In 2004, he received the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Photo © 2009 Martin B. Cherry

City of Arts and Sciences in Calatrava's hometown of Valencia.

In 2005, Calatrava was awarded the Eugene McDermott Award by the Council for the Arts of MIT. The Award is among the most esteemed arts awards in the US.

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