Louis I. Kahn

American, born Russia

1901, Ösel Island, Russia [now Saaremaa Island, Estonia]
1974, New York City, New York


Born into a Russian Jewish family, Louis Kahn spent most of his early life in Philadelphia after his parents emigrated to the U.S. in 1906. An avid drawer, Kahn studied at the University of Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts under Paul Philippe Cret, a F

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