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William Peirce Anderson Collection

A work made of holograph papers, typed papers, printed papers, mixed media and colored pencil works on paper, bound diaries, black and white photographic prints and realia..

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  • A work made of holograph papers, typed papers, printed papers, mixed media and colored pencil works on paper, bound diaries, black and white photographic prints and realia..

Date:

1886–1915

Artist:

William Peirce Anderson (1870-1924)

About this artwork

Anderson was one of the most important Beaux-Arts-trained architects in Daniel Burnham’s office. He largely shaped the office’s plan for the cities of Manila and Baguio in the Philippines, and directed the design work for Marshall Field’s flagship store in Chicago and Union Station in Washington, DC. After Burnham’s death in 1912, he became a partner in the successor firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst, & White. This collection primarily consists of his Ecole des Beaux-Arts student work, including assignments, class notes, essays, and drawings. It also includes exquisite travel sketches and watercolors, correspondence, and photographs.

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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

Peirce Anderson (Architect)

Title

William Peirce Anderson Collection

Date

Made 1886–1915

Medium

Holograph papers, typed papers, printed papers, mixed media and colored pencil works on paper, bound diaries, black and white photographic prints and realia.

Dimensions

3 portfolios and 2 oversize portfolios: H.: 45.8 cm (18 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Benedict Brout, 1992.

Reference Number

1992.1

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