1.0 LIFE AND TIME1.1 BORN:
Rio de Janeiro in 1907
Today Niemeyer is 98
He belonged to a poor family. Married Annita Baldo.
Concluded his secondary education at age 21. Hestarted to work in his father’s typography house and enteredthe Escola de Belas Artes, from which he graduated as engineer architect in 1934.
He started working in the architecture studio of LucioCosta and Carlos Leao. In 1945, he joined the Brazilian CommunistParty. During the military dictatorship of Brazil his office was raidedhe was forced into exile in Europe.