Drawing Basics: Ports of Entry & Richard Morris Hunt's Architectural Drawings

Twenty-five architectural drawings created by Richard Morris Hunt between 1847 and 1863 were on display at the National Academy Museum. Hunt, often referred to as "the dean of American architecture," was the first American to study architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts, in Paris. The drawings featured in the exhibition include unrealized designs created during his studies in Europe, as well as drawings for the National Academy of Design and his gateway designs for Central Park. In conjunction with the Hunt exhibition, the National Academy Museum will also be hosting "Contemporary Architectural Drawings," a show that exposes current architectural methods, including computer rendering, photography, film, and video, expanding the conventional definition of architectural drawing.

A Winter Garden: Perspective for the First Class Concours sur Projets Rendus--drawing by Richard Morris Hunt Proposed Design for National Academy of Design to be at Fourth Avenue and Twenty-third Street, New York City: Elevation by Richard Morris Hunt, drawing Proposed Design for Central Park Gateway, Warrior's Gate, Eighth Avenue and Fifty-Ninth Street, New York City by Richard Morris Hunt, drawing
A Winter Garden: Perspective for the First Class Concours sur Projets Rendus
1851-1852, ink and wash on paper, 15 x 16?. Collection the American Architectural Foundation, Washington, DC.
Proposed Design for National Academy of Design to be at Fourth Avenue and Twenty-third Street, New York City: Elevation
1861, graphite, ink, and wash on paper, 21 x 36½. Collection American Architectural Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Proposed Design for Central Park Gateway, Warrior's Gate, Eighth Avenue and Fifty-Ninth Street, New York City
1861, brown ink and wash on paper, 19? x 26¾. Collection the American Architectural Foundation, Washington, DC.

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