Landscape Architectural History Frederick Olmsted Refrigerator Magnet

Fridge magnet pictures landscape architect Frederick Olmstead
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Product Code: 0784
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Refrigerator magnet pictures an 1895 portrait by John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), one of history's best known landscape architects.

Olmsted is sometimes known as the father of landscape architecture due to his fame as designer of notable projects in Manhattan, Chicago, Detroit and Louisville, including estates and university campuses, municipal parks and worlds fairs.  Of Olmstead Chicago architect Daniel Burnham would say, "He paints with lakes and wooded slopes; with lawns and banks and forest covered hills; with mountain sides and ocean views."  Burnham and Olmstead worked together on the University of Chicago and 1893 Columbian Expositon.

The portrait pictured on the magnet is on display at the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, NC.  Olmstead designed 75 acres of formal Victorian gardens, including fountains, lagoons and statuary.

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