About this artwork
American architect John van der Meulen’s professional career, documented through images, papers, drawings and publications. Van der Meulen had an independent practice in Chicago and worked as an assistant professor of architecture at the Institute of Design under László Moholy-Nagy and Serge Chermayeff. During the early 1950s, van der Meulen associated with Ralph Rapson, a modernist architect working for the U.S. State Department overseas. From 1954 to 1957 van der Meulen was employed as an associate architect with the firm of Harry Weese and Associates under which he completed several projects including the Hyde Park Urban Redevelopment Project in 1955. Van der Meulen is best known for his work on foreign embassy buildings in Stockholm and Copenhagen.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- John Van der Meulen (Architect)
- John van der Meulen Papers
- Made 1922–2003
- Typescript papers, holograph papers, printed papers, architectural reprographic prints, black and white photographic prints, color photographic prints, black and white slides, color slides, black and white negatives, photocopies, photomechanical prints and leather bound albums.
- 3 oversize portfolios: H.: 61 cm (24 in.)
- Gift of Norma Wolcott van der Meulen, 2004.