Penelope Seidler SEIDLER AND ASSOCIATES
Seidler and Associates
Level 5, 2 Glen Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061
| Penelope Seidler is an architect, accountant and patron of the arts, a member of the New York Museum of Modern Art's International Council since 1973, and a former member of the National Gallery of Australia Council. Penelope married Harry Seidler in 1958, was awarded a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney and joined Seidler and Associates in 1964 as architect and financial manager. |
The Seidlers long fought for progressive aesthetic values against Sydney's ingrained bureaucratic mediocrity, backing Utzon for the Opera House, preventing demolition of modern architectural heritage, and commissioning works by Le Corbusier, Frank Stella, Alexander Calder and Sol LeWitt. The Seidlers had two children, Timothy and Polly, and they lived in the Harry & Penelope Seidler House, Killara, and in the Cove Apartments, a late masterpiece built beside Grosvenor Place in central Sydney. Harry Seidler passed away in March 2006 after a long illness.
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