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Eliel Saarinen (20 August 1873 – 1 July 1950) was a Finnish architect known for his work with art deco buildings in the early years of the 20th century. He was the father of Eero Saarinen. Eliel Saarinen moved to the United States in 1923 after his noted competition entry for the Tribune Tower in Chicago, Illinois. Although Saarinen's entry won second place it was not built. He became a professor in the University of Michigan's Architecture Department. He received the AIA Gold Medal in 1947.

Eliel Saarinen (20 August 1873 – 1 July 1950) was a Finnish architect known for his work with art deco buildings in the early years of the 20th century. He was the father of Eero Saarinen. Eliel Saarinen moved to the United States in 1923 after his noted competition entry for the Tribune Tower in Chicago, Illinois. Although Saarinen's entry won second place it was not built. He became a professor in the University of Michigan's Architecture Department. He received the AIA Gold Medal in 1947.

Circle Tower in Indianapolis, Indiana, was completed only eight years after archaeologist Howard Carter’s sensational discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922. The intricate bronze screen over the north entry arch reflects the widespread interest in Egyptology at the time. Sculptor Joseph Willenborg filled the bronze grille with hieroglyphic-like images, stylized into the Deco mode.

Circle Tower in Indianapolis, Indiana, was completed only eight years after archaeologist Howard Carter’s sensational discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922. The intricate bronze screen over the north entry arch reflects the widespread interest in Egyptology at the time. Sculptor Joseph Willenborg filled the bronze grille with hieroglyphic-like images, stylized into the Deco mode.

The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition of 1922 is often cited by architectural historians as a major influence on the design of Chicago skyscrapers during the late 1920s and early 1930s.  The second place entry by Eliel Saarinen, is mentioned extensively as being more influential and "forward looking" than the winning entry. Two entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition  Bertram Goodhue's entry (left) received honorable mention & Eliel Saarinen's entry (right) received second prize.

The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition of 1922 is often cited by architectural historians as a major influence on the design of Chicago skyscrapers during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The second place entry by Eliel Saarinen, is mentioned extensively as being more influential and "forward looking" than the winning entry. Two entries to the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition Bertram Goodhue's entry (left) received honorable mention & Eliel Saarinen's entry (right) received second prize.

"This rare Paris 1937 Exposition poster was created in France “By and for the French State Railways" for the American Market. The poster is dominated by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower (with the 1937 Exhibition buildings in the background) over a map of France in yellow. Lines lead from Liberty's torch to the French ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre (ports of entry for steamships) to Paris…connected by the French Railway. "

"This rare Paris 1937 Exposition poster was created in France “By and for the French State Railways" for the American Market. The poster is dominated by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower (with the 1937 Exhibition buildings in the background) over a map of France in yellow. Lines lead from Liberty's torch to the French ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre (ports of entry for steamships) to Paris…connected by the French Railway. "

Hildery 1937 Exposition French Art Deco Poster. This rare Paris 1937 Exposition poster was created in France “By and for the French State Railways" for the American Market. The poster is dominated by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower (with the 1937 Exhibition buildings in the background) over a map of France in yellow. Lines lead from Liberty's torch to the French ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre (ports of entry for steamships) to Paris…connected by the French Railway. Signed in the…

Hildery 1937 Exposition French Art Deco Poster. This rare Paris 1937 Exposition poster was created in France “By and for the French State Railways" for the American Market. The poster is dominated by the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower (with the 1937 Exhibition buildings in the background) over a map of France in yellow. Lines lead from Liberty's torch to the French ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre (ports of entry for steamships) to Paris…connected by the French Railway. Signed in the…

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