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Schmidt, Garden and Martin Records

A work made of printed papers, correspondence, typescript papers, black and white photographic prints, black and white photographic negatives, black and white photomechanical prints, and architectural reprographic prints..

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  • A work made of printed papers, correspondence, typescript papers, black and white photographic prints, black and white photographic negatives, black and white photomechanical prints, and architectural reprographic prints..

Date:

1903-c.1985

Artist:

Schmidt, Garden and Martin
Richard Ernest Schmidt (1865-1958)
Hugh Mackie Gordon Garden (1873-1961)
Edgar Martin (1871-1951)

About this artwork

Among the last members of the first Chicago School were Richard Ernst Schmidt (1865–1959) and Hugh Mackie Gordon Garden (1873–1961) who entered into partnership in 1895. Edgar D. Martin (1871–1951) joined them in 1906. Garden, the senior designer, had worked for Frank Lloyd Wright, Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, and Howard Van Doren Shaw. With this exposure to varying styles, Garden designed buildings with Prairie School massing and ornament, as well as those in a classical vocabulary. This collection of 2,500+ items from more than one hundred projects documents the firm’s output between the years 1898 and 1922.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Schmidt, Garden and Martin (Architect)

Title

Schmidt, Garden and Martin Records

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1903–1985

Medium

Printed papers, correspondence, typescript papers, black and white photographic prints, black and white photographic negatives, black and white photomechanical prints, and architectural reprographic prints.

Dimensions

Flatfile materials: H.: 122 cm (48 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Schmidt, Garden and Erikson, 1976, c.1990-1993, c.2003; Unkown gift, 2009; Steve Heimerle, 2014.

Reference Number

00.17

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