Richard Morris Hunt

Beaux-Arts architecture, Architect

1828 – 1895

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Who was Richard Morris Hunt?

Richard Morris Hunt was an American architect of the nineteenth century and a preeminent figure in the history of American architecture. Hunt was, according to design critic Paul Goldberger writing in The New York Times, "American architecture's first, and in many ways its greatest, statesman." Aside from Hunt's sculpting of the face of New York City, including designs for the facade and Great Hall of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty and many Fifth Avenue mansions lost to the wrecking ball, Hunt founded both the American Institute of Architects and the Municipal Art Society.

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Born
Oct 31, 1828
Brattleboro
Also known as
  • Хант, Ричард Моррис
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Lived in
  • Vermont
  • New York City
Died
Jul 31, 1895
Newport

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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