Gregori Warchavchik

Born in 1896 in Odessa, Ukraine, Warchavchik moved to Brazil in 1923 and published the country’s first manifesto on Modern architecture. He’s known as the country’s earliest Modernist architect. An important pioneer in the development of Brazilian Modern design, he criticized the use of ornaments, favoring instead solid straight lines. He created modern and functional pieces that still carried a sensual and poetic quality.