Antoni Gaudi – Catalan architect and designer
Antoni Gaudi was the Catalan architect and designer.
Antoni Gaudi i Cornet was born on June 25, 1852, in the Catalan town of Reus near Barcelona. Antoni was the fifth and youngest child in the family and suffered from rheumatism since childhood. Limited mobility prevented the boy from playing with other children, and he became addicted to long solitary coastal walks. The boy liked to look at the sea and the clouds, carefully examined the snails – all this developed in him observation and love of nature.
Two his brothers died in infancy. The third brother died when Gaudi was 24 years old. Soon the mother died. In 1879, his sister died and left a small daughter to Antoni. In 1906, his father passed away, and six years later, his niece died too.
Gaudi was left alone. He was never married, he had no close friends.