Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was an architect. He is commonly referred to and was addressed as Mies, his surname. Along with Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Frank Lloyd Wright, he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of modern architecture.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, known for his role in the development of the most enduring architectural style of the era: modernism. Born in Aachen, Germany, Mies’ career began in the influential studio of Peter Behrens, where Mies worked alongside other two other titans of modernism, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier.
For almost a century, Mies’ minimalist style has proved very popular; his famous aphorism ‘less is more’ is still widely used, even by those who are unaware of its origins.