Eliel (Gottlieb Eliel) Saarinen
(1873 - 1950)
Eliel (Gottlieb Eliel) Saarinen was active/lived in Michigan, Illinois / Finland. Eliel Saarinen is known for art nouveau architectual design, teaching.
Biography Eliel (Gottlieb Eliel) Saarinen
Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen was a Finnish architect who became famous for his art nouveau buildings in the early years of the 20th century. He was the father of Eero Saarinen.
Saarinen was educated in Helsinki at the Helsinki University of Technology. From 1896 to 1905 he worked as a partner with Herman Gesellius and Armas Lindgren at the firm Gesellius, Lindgren, and Saarinen. His first major work with the firm, the Finnish pavilion at the World Fair of 1900, exhibited an extraordinary convergence of stylistic influences: Finnish wooden architecture, the British Gothic Revival, and the Jugendstil.
Saarinen's early manner was later christened the Finnish National Romanticism and culminated in the Helsinki Central railway station
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