Edward G. Lawson papers, 1915-1937.
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Art school; Rome, Italy. Organized in 1894 as the American School of Architecture in Rome. In 1897, it was dissolved and its assets turned over to the newly established American Adademy in Rome, not a traditional school, but a place where architects, painters, and sculptors could work in close association. After merging with the American School of Classical Studies (f. 1895) on the last day of 1912, the American Academy in Rome consisted of the School of Fine Arts and th...
Edward Godfrey Lawson was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on October 29, 1884. He attended Cornell University, receiving a B.S. in 1913 and a Master of Landscape Design in 1914. Awarded the "Prix de Rome" in Landscape Architecture in 1915, he studied at the American Academy in Rome, and was elected a fellow of the American Academy in 1920. During World War I, he served in the Italian Red Cross, from 1917 to 1919. From 1920 to 1922, Lawson planned military cemeteries in France, England, and Belgium for the...
Ralph E. Griswold began his career as a landscape architect in 1916 after graduating from Cornell University, where he received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in landscape architecture. Following his graduation, Griswold served in World War I as a camouflage officer stationed in France. In 1919, Griswold was a part of Bryant F. Fleming landscape architecture firm in Buffalo, New York. Subsequently, Griswold won the Prix de Rome, a competitive scholarship organized by the Royal Academy ...