About this artwork
After graduating from Armour Institute of Technology in 1911, Sailor became one of the last draftsmen for Louis Sullivan. In 1917 he established his private practice, designing small Prairie School residences, low-rise commercial buildings and churches in the Chicago area. His work drew upon Sullivan’s simple massing and exhibits a program of applied terra cotta ornament more restrained than that of Sullivan. The collection is comprised of photographs representing more than 30 projects.
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- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Homer Grant Sailor (Architect)
- Homer Grant Sailor Papers
- Made 1914–1993
- Black and white photographic prints,black and white photomechanical prints, mixed media sketches on paper, correspondence, and printed papers.
- 1 portfolio: H.: 15.3 cm (6 in.)
- Gift of H. Grant Sailor, 1972 and 1995