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3. Arthur Warton, b. April 25, 1940, at Syosset, L.I. (B44,152,13)
She married June 10, 1938, Eero Saarinen, sculptor and architect, son of Eliel Saarinen, a Finnish sculptor. Both were born in Finland. The group headed by Eero, which included his father and his wife, received February 19, 1948, the Jefferson National Memorial Association's $40,000 award for a Mississippi River front memorial design to commemorate Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase and the opening of the West. The winning design was described as a work of architectural genius, in the same class as the Washington Monument. Its principal feature is a stainless steel arch 590 feet high, representing "The Gateway to the West." It will frame the old St. Louis Courthouse as seen by travelers approaching the east across the Mississippi River.
The family came to this country in 1923 when the father placed second in the Tribune Tower competition at Chicago. Eero studied sculpture in Paris two years, graduated from the Yale School of Architecture in 1934 with the Ketcham travelling fellowship. With his father he placed first with architects Rapson and James in the William and Mary Festival Theatre competition in 1939. In connection with his father, Elea Saarinen, and J. Robert F. Swanson they were chosen the first of the ten firms competing in the final competition for the new building of the Smithsonian Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He is associated with his father. Among their buildings are the Crow Island School, Winnetka, Ill.; the Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo,