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Sturgis, Russell

Born: 1836 AD
Died: 1909 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Architects

1836 – Born in Baltimore County, Maryland on the 16th of October.

1856 – He graduated from the Free Academy in New York.

1862 – He returned to the United States. He designed Battell Chapel and Farnham and Durfee Halls at Yale.

1880 – He was in Europe and for a short time after his return was secretary of the New York Municipal Civil Service Board.

1889 – He was president of the Architectural League of New York.

1895 – He was first president of the Fine Arts Federation.

         – He was a member of the National Society of Mural Painters, the National Sculpture Society, the National Academy of Design, and the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

1896 – He wrote European Architecture.

1901 – He edited A Dictionary of Architecture and Building with architect Charles Amos Cummings,

1903 – How to Judge Architecture.

1904 – The Appreciation of Sculpture.

1905 – His lectures in Chicago being published under the title The Interdependence of the Arts of Design.

         – The Appreciation of Pictures.

         – A Study of the Artist’s Way of Working in the Various Handicrafts and Arts of Design.

1906 – An unfinished History of Architecture.

1909 – Died on the 11th of February.