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Edwin Landseer Lutyens

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Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens (1869-1944)

1944 Obituary [1]

Sir EDWIN LANDSEER LUTYENS, O.M., K.C.I.E., was born in London on the 29th March, 1869, and died there on the 1st January, 1944.

He was educated privately. After two years at the Royal College of Art, Kensington, he entered the office of Messrs. George and Peto, and in 1888 began his professional career, designing numerous country houses and gardens, including the central square of the Hampstead Garden Suburb, with two churches, a vicarage, and the Institute.

In 1900 he designed the British Pavilion for the Paris Exhibition.

In 1912 he was appointed a member of the Committee to advise the Government of India as to the site for New Delhi, and was chosen as one of the two architects to plan and design the architectural scheme.

In 1913 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy, was made Royal Academician in 1920, and became President in 1938.

His works included the Whitehall Cenotaph; the British School of Art and the British Exhibition Building, Rome; the Picture Gallery and South African War Memorial, Johannesburg; and the new British Embassy, Washington. In 1929 he was commissioned to design the new Roman Catholic Cathedral at Liverpool: he was also one of the principal Architects for the Imperial War Graves Commission and designed war memorials in various parts of Great Britain and the Dominions....[more]

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