Who Is Frank Gehry’s Daughter?
Leslie Gehry was Frank Gehry’s daughter. Leslie Gehry’s father Frank Gehry is notable for his works which include academic buildings, museums, commercial buildings, and residential buildings. Vanity Fair has referred to him as “the most important architect of our age”.
Leslie Gehry: Bio Summary
|2008 (aged 54)
|daughter of Frank Gehry
|Los Angeles, CA, United States
|Frank Gehry and Anita Snyder
|Brina Gehry, Alejandro Gehry, and Samuel Gehry
|Irving Goldberg and Thelma Goldberg
|Painter, photographer, and filmmaker
Leslie Gehry’s date of birth is uncertain as different sources have cited different dates of her birth. Some sources have it that, she was born on September 1, 1954, while other sources have cited October 16, 1954.
Frank Gehry’s daughter Leslie was born in Los Angeles, CA, United States. She is the daughter of architect and designer Frank Gehry and stenographer Anita Snyder. She has a biological sister called Brina Gehry.
Leslie Gehry holds American nationality. Her father is a naturalized U.S. citizen and a citizen of Canada. She has a stepmother called Berta Isabel Aguilera, the chief financial officer (CFO) at Gehry Partners.
Leslie Gehry’s half-brothers are artist Alejandro Gehry and architect Samuel Gehry. Her grandparents are Thelma Goldberg and Irving Goldberg. Her grandfather was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish parents, while her grandmother was a Polish Jewish immigrant born in Łódź.
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Leslie attended the California Institute of the Arts. She was a painter, photographer, and filmmaker. She was an artist who was creative and talented. She drew so well and portrayed her talent in her works.
Leslie Gehry was able to get a Masters of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. She got the platform on which she created her wonderful designs. She was able to make handmade pieces of jewelry, which were unique and made at home.
Leslie worked alongside famous rug designer and manufacturer, V’Soske. His collection includes designs by major 20th Century architects and designers, to develop one of her most innovative designs into a V’Soske rug.
Leslie worked as a research editor at Condé-Nast and Murdoch publications. She was also a political blogger. She wrote short stories, essays, and poems as well.
What Happened To Frank Gehry’s Daughter?
Frank Gehry’s daughter Leslie Gehry died in 2008, at the age of 54. She died of uterine cancer, one month after her 54th birthday. Leslie Gehry bequeathed her estate to the Hereditary Disease Foundation.
The Hereditary Disease Foundation has created The Leslie Gehry Brenner Award For Innovation In Science to honor her memory. The award is presented annually. It reflects Leslie’s talents and gifts, originality, creativity, spontaneity, precision, and rigor, all critical attributes in a scientist.
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This prize is awarded by the Leslie Gehry Prize Committee, comprised of previous prize recipients and some members of the HDF Scientific Advisory Board. Leslie was loved by her family and friends.
Leslie is survived by her father Frank Gehry, her mother Anita Brenner, her biological sister Brina Gehry, her stepbrothers Alejandro and Samuel Gehry, her stepmother Berta Gehry, and her stepfather George Brenner.