Philip Johnson biography

Philip Johnson

Architect

1906 – 2005

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Who was Philip Johnson?

Philip Cortelyou Johnson was an influential American architect.

In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1978 he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and in 1979 the first Pritzker Architecture Prize. He was a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Johnson was gay, and has been called "the best-known openly gay architect in America." He came out publicly in 1993.

Johnson died in his sleep while at his Glass House retreat in 2005. He was survived by his partner of 45 years, David Whitney, who died later that year at age 66.

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Born
Jul 8, 1906
Cleveland
Also known as
  • Philip Cortelyou Johnson
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Undergraduate degree, Harvard University
    Philosophy
  • Hackley School
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Architecture
Lived in
  • Cleveland
  • Connecticut
  • New York City
Died
Jan 25, 2005
New Canaan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013