Newark, New Jersey, 1934
Lives and works in Jersey
Graduated in Architecture from Cornell University in 1957, Richard Meier was an iconic architect of modernity. He stood out for his characteristic use of white, defending it as the purest colour because it brings together all the others and changes its tonality according to the day. Among his extensive worldwide work, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) in Barcelona, and the High Museum in Atlanta stand out; all of them dressed in white. His composition is harmonious, balancing space, light and lines to arrange interior and exterior spaces.
In 1984, Richard Meier was awarded the greatest international recognition in architecture: the Pritzker Prize. In 1989, he was awarded a gold medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects and a gold medal by the American Institute of Architects in 1997.
There is no doubt that Meier left a legacy on world architecture, dressing popular cities with his delicate line and the most select white.