Philip Johnson, the first Pritzker Prize winner. Philip Johnson was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1906. He graduated from Harvard University in 1927 with a philosophy degree. In 1932, he was the director of the architecture department of the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). Advocate of the pioneering modernist school of architecture.
He entered the Harvard Graduate School of Architecture in 1939, obtained a degree in architecture in 1943, and opened his own office two years later. From 1946 to 1954, he served as the director of the architecture department of the New York Museum of Modern Art. Glass House) established its reputation as a master architect. Johnson won the first Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979.
In January 2005, Philip Johnson died at the age of 98. The buildings he designed have almost undergone changes in modernism, postmodernism, and deconstruction. During his lifetime, Philip Johnson claimed to be "a poor architect", but it was built in the United States. The world is known as the "godfather", and enjoys the reputation of being the mainstay in guiding art and architectural practice in the 20th century.