Philip Johnson bio

Birth Name: Philip Cortelyou Johnson

Occupation: Architect

Place Of Birth: Cleveland

Date Of Birth: July 8, 1906

Date Of Death: January 25, 2005

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Philip Johnson was born on the 8th of July, 1906. He was known for being a Architect. One of the most influential architects of the 20th century; helped create the skylines of major cities across the U.S. Founder of the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Architecture and Design in 1930. He received the 1978 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the 1979 Pritzker Architecture Prize, which was the first one awarded.

Philip Johnson was born in Cleveland. He enrolled at Harvard University as a student of history and philosophy, then switched to architecture. He traveled to Europe several times during his college years; he considered these trips to be influential in developing his passion for architecture, giving him the opportunity to visit the Chartres, the Parthenon, and other historic landmarks. He championed the modernist aesthetic of the new wave of architects at the Museum of Modern Art, and on his own, he designed the AT&T Building on Madison Avenue and the Seagram Building in Midtown Manhattan.

Philip Johnson was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Philip Cortelyou Johnson is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Philip Johnson’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Philip Johnson’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Philip Johnson kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Philip Johnson was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Philip Cortelyou Johnson
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Philip Johnson was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Philip Johnson was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Philip Johnson had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

Philip Johnson’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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