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Christopher John Chamales Papers

A work made of typescript papers, correspondence, black and white and color  photographic prints, black and white and color negatives, black and white and color slides, architectural reprographic prints, and architectural drawings..

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  • A work made of typescript papers, correspondence, black and white and color  photographic prints, black and white and color negatives, black and white and color slides, architectural reprographic prints, and architectural drawings..

Date:

1919-1987

Artist:

Christopher John Chamales (1907-1993)
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

About this artwork

After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1931, Chamales (1907–1993) studied planning under Eliel Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy. With his professor he completed a master plan for Athens (Greece) and its port, Piraeus. Chamales worked for the noted industrial designer Raymond Loewy and then at the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill before establishing his own firm in 1945. He was best known for designing churches and commercial structures in the Chicago area and for urban plans for the post-World War II suburbs.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Christopher John Chamales (Architect)

Title

Christopher John Chamales Papers

Date

Made 1919–1987

Medium

Typescript papers, correspondence, black and white and color photographic prints, black and white and color negatives, black and white and color slides, architectural reprographic prints, and architectural drawings.

Dimensions

3 portfolios, 5 oversize portfolios, and flatfile material: H.: 693.5 cm (273 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Goehst Chamales, 1994.

Reference Number

1994.1

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