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Oscar Niemeyer

Biography

Pioneer of contemporary structures known for developing civic structures for the planned town of Brasilia, Brazil’s capital since 1960. He also suggested uses for strengthened concrete that impacted the structures of the past due 20th and early 21st generations. He graduated through the National College of Great Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1934. He obtained fame for creating the Country wide Congress of Brazil, the Cathedral of Brasilia, the Cultural Organic from the Republic, the Palácio da Alvorada, the Palácio perform Planalto, as well as the Supreme Government Courtroom. He collaborated on the look of the US Headquarters in NEW YORK. He wedded Anita Baldo in 1928 and got one young child, Anna Maria, in 1930. He was grandfather to five, great-grandfather to 13, and great-great-grandfather to seven. He wedded a second period quickly before his 99th birthday to his secretary, Vera Lucia Cabreira. He was highly inspired by architect Le Corbusier.

Quick Facts


Full Name Oscar Niemeyer
Date Of Birth December 15, 1907
Died December 5, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Place Of Birth Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Profession Architect
Education Escola Nacional de Belas Artes
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Vera Lucia Cabreira, Annita Baldo
Children Anna Maria Niemeyer
Parents Delfina Ribeiro de Almeida, Oscar de Niemeyer Soares
Siblings Paulo Niemeyer, Judite Niemeyer, Lília Niemeyer, Leonor Niemeyer, Carlos Augusto Niemeyer
Awards Pritzker Architecture Prize, Royal Gold Medal, Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts, Lenin Peace Prize, Order of Friendship, Order of St. Gregory the Great, Military Order of Saint James of the Sword
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1Brother of Paulo (1914-2004), Lília, Carlos Augusto, Leonor and Judite.
2Being a communist, he emigrated to Paris due to a military coup of Brazil's army and lived there from 1966 to 1985.
3His most prestigious works include National Stadium in Rio de Janeiro (1941), the main building of the United Nations Headquarters in New York (1947), the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (1996).
4His family is of German descent.
5The Oscar Niemeyer Museum complex in Curitiba, locally known as "Niemeyer's Eye", was inaugurated in 2002.
6His wife, Vera Lúcia, is 38 years his junior.
7He has thirteen great-grandchildren.
8Has five grandchildren: the photographer Carlos Eduardo "Kadu" Niemeyer, Ana Lúcia and Ana Elisa (from Anna Maria's marriage to Walter da Silva Attademo), Carlos Oscar Niemeyer and Ana Cláudia (from Anna Maria's relationship with Carlos Magalhães Silveira.
9Father of Anna Maria Niemeyer, with first wife, Annita.
10Designed a large number of residential, commercial and government buildings in the new planned capital of Brazil, Brasilia (1960).
11Brazilian architect, who is considered one of the most important and influential modern architects.


Art Department

Art Department

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Tricheurs1984production designer: Casino Park Hotel de Madeira

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pedro Mico1985

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chico Buarque - Na Carreira2012TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Urbanized2011DocumentaryHimself - Architect, Oscar Niemeyer Architects
Cidades Inventadas2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Oscar Niemeyer - A Vida É Um Sopro2010DocumentaryHimself
Oscar Niemeyer 1012009Video documentary shortHimself
Brizola - Tempos de Luta2007DocumentaryHimself
Viva2003TV SeriesHimself
Barra 68 - Sem Perder a Ternura2001DocumentaryHimself
Oscar Niemeyer, un architecte engagé dans le siècle2001DocumentaryHimself
Chico E As Cidades1999Video documentaryHimself
O Velho - A História de Luiz Carlos Prestes1997DocumentaryHimself
Conterrâneos Velhos de Guerra1991DocumentaryHimself
Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas1986DocumentaryHimself
Rio de Janeiro - Terra Mágica1985DocumentaryHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1977TV Series documentaryHimself
Les carnets Brésiliens1966TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
O Maior Brasileiro de Todos os Tempos2012TV MovieHimself
Great Expectations2007TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1In architecture, the most important thing is astonishment.
2Right angles don't attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man. What attracts me are free and sensual curves. The curves we find in the mountains, in the waves of the sea, in the body of the woman we love.


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