Philip Cortelyou Johnson (1906?2005) was an influential American architect. He was the most recognizable figure in American architecture for decades. In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA and later, as a trustee, he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and the first Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Some of Johnson?s notable works include The Seagram Building, in collaboration with Mies van der Rohe; Four Seasons Restaurant, New York City; The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art; New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, (with Richard Foster, 1964); The New York State Pavilion for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, 1964); Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas; Fort Worth Water Gardens; The Chapel of St. Basil University of St. Thomas; Turning Point, Vienna Austria and many more.