Roberto Burle Marx, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Roberto Burle Marx

Brazilian landscape architect (1909-1994)

Date of Birth: 04-Aug-1909

Place of Birth: São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Death: 04-Jun-1994

Profession: architect, artist, painter, sculptor, botanist, landscape architect

Nationality: Brazil

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Roberto Burle Marx

  • Roberto Burle Marx (August 4, 1909 – June 4, 1994) was a Brazilian landscape architect (as well as a painter, print maker, ecologist, naturalist, artist and musician) whose designs of parks and gardens made him world-famous.
  • He is accredited with having introduced modernist landscape architecture to Brazil.
  • He was known as a modern nature artist and a public urban space designer.
  • His work had a great influence on tropical garden design in the 20th century.
  • Water gardens were a popular theme in his work.
  • He was deftly able to transfer traditional artistic expressions such as graphic design, tapestry and folk art into his landscape designs.
  • He also designed fabrics, jewellery and stage sets. He was one of the first people to call for the conservation of Brazil's rainforests.
  • More than 50 plants bear his name.
  • He amassed a substantial collection of plants at his home, including more than 500 philodendrons.

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