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HUNT, Richard Morris [1827-1895] -- American architect

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He was a member of a wealthy colonial family, and moved to France, where he studied architecture, painting and sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After travelling widely throughout Europe, he returned to New York in 1855 armed with considerable knowledge of French Renaissance Revival.

Widely credited as the one of the fathers of American architecture, he started the first studio in America for formal training of architects, and was a founder of the American Institute of Architects, of which he became president in 1855.

He was much in demand by American's new moneyed barons for the designing of their many sumptuous homes and "cottages". His brother, William Morris Hunt, ¤ was a well-known painter.  -30-
 

Selected Works

  • Administration Building, Chicago Exposition (1893)
  • Astor, J.J. (home, 1893)
  • Biltmore, G. W. Vanderbilt's country chateaux in Asheville, NC (1889-1895)
  • The entrances to Central Park in New York City
  • Lenox-library
  • Marble House, (Wm. K. Vanderbilt cottage, Newport, RI, 1888)
  • Marquand, Henry G., (home, ca. 1875)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (facade, 1890-1892)
  • The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor
  • Presbyterian hospital
  • The Tribune building, New York City, an early skyscraper (1873)
  • Yorktown monument, VA
  • Bookmarks (off-site links)

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    • Brother: ¤HUNT, William Morris [1824-1879] American Barbizon school artist

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