Art Nouveau Architects

List of famous architects & designers who work in the art nouveau style or movement, listed alphabetically with photos when available. If you're an aspiring architect or designer, these popular art nouveau architects should be looked upon for inspiration. You can find bits of information about these renowned art nouveau designers, such as when they were born and what their nationalities are. Items include everything from Antoni Gaudí to Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This list answers the question, "Who are the most famous art nouveau architects?"

  • Antoni Gaudí
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    Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Spanish Catalan architect from Reus and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism. Gaudí's works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família. Gaudí's work was influenced by his passions in life: architecture, nature, and religion. Gaudí considered every detail of his creations and integrated into his architecture such crafts as ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry. He also introduced new techniques in the treatment of materials, such as trencadís which used waste ceramic pieces. Under the influence of neo-Gothic art and Oriental techniques, Gaudí ...more
    • Place of Birth: Reus, Tarragona, Spain
    • Nationality: Spain
    • Structures: Sagrada Família, Church of Colònia Güell, Episcopal Palace, Astorga, Palau Güell
  • August Endell
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    August Endell was a designer, writer, teacher, and German Jugendstil architect. He is also known as one of the founders of the Jugendstil movement, the German expressionist movement of Art Nouveau. His first marriage was with Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.
    • Place of Birth: Berlin, Germany
    • Nationality: Germany
    • Structures: Elvira Studio
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  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the post impressionist movement and also the main representative of Art Nouveau in the United Kingdom. He had considerable influence on European design. He was born in Glasgow and he died in London.
    • Place of Birth: Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: United Kingdom
    • Structures: Hill House, Queen's Cross Church, Glasgow, Cranston Tearoom, The Lighthouse
  • Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen 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.
    • Place of Birth: Rantasalmi, Finland
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Structures: Charles J. and Ingrid V. (Frendberg) Koebel House, Hvitträsk, Christ Church Lutheran, Crow Island School, Des Moines Art Center
  • Émile André
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    François-Émile André was a French architect, artist, and furniture designer. He was the son of the architect of Charles André and the father of two other architects, Jacques and Michel André.
    • Place of Birth: Nancy, France
    • Nationality: France