Richard Morris Hunt
Beaux-Arts architecture, Architect
1828 – 1895
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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- Oct 31, 1828
- Also known as
- Хант, Ричард Моррис
- United States of America
- École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
- Lived in
- New York City
- Jul 31, 1895
on July 23, 2013
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