Ieoh Ming Pei (b. 1917, Canton / China, d. 2019) was one of the foremost contemporary architects. He worked in the tradition of Bauhaus and used geometric-monumental forms such as cube, prism, pyramid. Ieoh Ming Pei studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambrigdge u.a. with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. Famous buildings are: Mile High Center, Denver (1956); National Airlines Terminal - Kennedy International Airport, New York (1970); National Gallery, Washington - East Building (1971); John F. Kennedy Library, Boston (1979); Enlargement (1990); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - West Wing (1980); Louvre, Paris - Entrance Hall Glass Pyramid (1989); Bank of China, Hongkong (1989); German Historical Museum, Berlin - reconstruction and extension (2003); Musée d'Art Modern Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2003).