Richard Morris Hunt (1827-1895)

par John Singer Sargent, 1895

John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Richard Morris Hunt, oil on canvas, 1895. The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C.

The Richard Morris Hunt Prize honors the memory of the first American architect to graduate from Paris’s Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Richard Morris Hunt introduced the Beaux Arts style in the United States and was among the group of thirteen architects who founded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1857. Hunt was a central figure in the “City Beautiful” mouvement.

 

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