Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950) was an important figure in the earliest awakenings of Scandinavian Art Nouveau architecture, and was responsible for such masterpieces as the highly regarded Finnish Pavilion at the 1900 World's Fair. In this country, Saarinen is best known as the Dean of Cranbrook during that school's golden age, when his students included Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, and, of course, his son Eero Saarinen.