Saint Francis Xavier High School, Wilmette, Illinois, Perspective Sketch

A work made of graphite on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of graphite on tracing paper.

Date:

1923

Artist:

Barry Byrne (American, 1883-1967)
Alfonso Iannelli (American, born Italy, 1888-1965)

About this artwork

Architect Barry Byrne spent nearly 20 years working in the studio of Frank Lloyd Wight, and his later projects show how the Prairie School model shifted as it moved from houses to public buildings such as churches and schools. His commission for the Xavier High School in suburban Wilmette references Gothic architecture, a style commonly used for religious buildings in the United States. Byrne’s designs from around this time take on increasingly expressionistic forms, combining the geometric precision of the Prairie School with the streamlined qualities of Art Deco.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Barry Byrne (Architect)

Title

Saint Francis Xavier High School, Wilmette, Illinois, Perspective Sketch

Origin

Wilmette

Date

1923

Medium

Graphite on tracing paper

Dimensions

41.5 × 65.7 cm (16 3/8 × 25 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Thomas J. and Mary E. Eyerman Foundation

Reference Number

1984.1298

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