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Homer Grant Sailor Papers

A work made of black and white photographic prints,black and white photomechanical prints, mixed media sketches on paper, correspondence, and printed papers..

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  • A work made of black and white photographic prints,black and white photomechanical prints, mixed media sketches on paper, correspondence, and printed papers..

Date:

1914–1993

Artist:

Homer Grant Sailor (1887-1968)

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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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Artist

Homer Grant Sailor (Architect)

Title

Homer Grant Sailor Papers

Date

Made 1914–1993

Medium

Black and white photographic prints,black and white photomechanical prints, mixed media sketches on paper, correspondence, and printed papers.

Dimensions

1 portfolio: H.: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of H. Grant Sailor, 1972 and 1995

Reference Number

1972.1

Extended information about this artwork

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