Courtesy of Susan King

Frank Gehry b. 1929

Frank Gehry was born into a Polish-Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario and moved to California in 1947. He founded his own architectural firm in 1962 and has created numerous architectural masterpieces since then, including the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the IAC/InterActiveCorp Headquarters in New York City. Also known for an obsession with fish, Gehry has incorporated the motif into his architecture, glass art and jewelry design. Not afraid to experiment, Gehry is that rare architect who has not only garnered critical acclaim but has also become a household name.