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Howard Van Doren Shaw Collection

A work made of printed papers, correspondence, graphite and colored pencil drawings, black and white, color, and toned photographic prints, negatives, scrapbooks, computer printouts, architectural drawings and architectural reprographic prints..

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  • A work made of printed papers, correspondence, graphite and colored pencil drawings, black and white, color, and toned photographic prints, negatives, scrapbooks, computer printouts, architectural drawings and architectural reprographic prints..

Date:

1875-2019 (bulk 1896-1925)

Artist:

Howard Van Doren Shaw (1869-1926)

About this artwork

Educated at Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Shaw (1869–1926) established his architectural practice in Chicago in 1894. As a facile designer in the eclectic historical styles popular at the beginning of the 20th century, Shaw attracted a clientele drawn from Chicago’s society and business leaders, including the Donnelleys, Ryersons, Rosenwalds, Swifts, and Wards. His architectural designs were based on detailed observations of buildings during frequent trips to Europe which he carefully recorded in his sketchbooks. Shaw received the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal in 1926. His projects are documented in drawings, photographs, correspondence, and travel diaries and sketchbooks.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Howard Van Doren Shaw (Architect)

Title

Howard Van Doren Shaw Collection

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 1875–2019

Medium

Printed papers, correspondence, graphite and colored pencil drawings, black and white, color, and toned photographic prints, negatives, scrapbooks, computer printouts, architectural drawings and architectural reprographic prints.

Dimensions

1 portfolio, 4 oversize portfolios, 6 rolled tubes and flatfile materials: H.: 106.7 cm (42 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Shaw Family, 1934-1996; Gordon St. George Mark, Ian McCutcheon, and Paul A. Myers, n.d.; purchase of the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, 2010; transfer from the Sylvia Shaw Judson Collection, 2014.

Reference Number

1934.1

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