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Overview (3)

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  (respiratory infection)
Birth NameOscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho

Mini Bio (1)

Oscar Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho. He is known for his work on Tricheurs (1984), Pedro Mico (1985) and Conterrâneos Velhos de Guerra (1991). He was married to Vera Lúcia Cabreira and Annita Baldo. He died on December 5, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

Spouse (2)

Vera Lúcia Cabreira (16 November 2006 - 5 December 2012) ( his death)
Annita Baldo (1928 - 4 October 2004) ( her death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Brazilian architect, who is considered one of the most important and influential modern architects.
Designed a large number of residential, commercial and government buildings in the new planned capital of Brazil, Brasilia (1960).
Father of Anna Maria Niemeyer, with first wife, Annita.
Has 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.
He has thirteen great-grandchildren.
His wife, Vera Lúcia, is 38 years his junior.
The Oscar Niemeyer Museum complex in Curitiba, locally known as "Niemeyer's Eye", was inaugurated in 2002.
His family is of German descent.
His 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).
Being a communist, he emigrated to Paris due to a military coup of Brazil's army and lived there from 1966 to 1985.
Brother of Paulo (1914-2004), Lília, Carlos Augusto, Leonor and Judite.

Personal Quotes (2)

Right 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.
In architecture, the most important thing is astonishment.

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