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Gabriel Prize

In 2001 I was honored to be the recipient of the Gabriel Prize, a two-tiered national competition for the study of French Classical architecture. It's sponsored by the Western European Architecture Foundation. I would like to thank my French advisor Jean-Louis Nouvian, a scholar and a gentleman, and a wonderful teacher from the Fountainebleau program. My program of study for the Gabriel was to walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson (Minister to France from 1784-1789) and to try to see his favorite buildings and his surroundings as he did ~ by studying them and sketching them both pictorially and analytically.

The following images are some of my Gabriel Prize sketchbook drawings.

  • Ledoux's barriere at Parc Monceau
  • Monet's house in Giverny
  • Palais Royale study
  • Saint Philippe du Roule
  • Hotel de Salm
  • At the Pont du Carrousel
  • Ledoux again -- the Rotunde
  • In the Bois de Boulogne
  • Bagatelle
  • Barriere du Trone
  • Storm Over l'Etoile
  • Ledoux's barrierre la Villette
  • A Rainy Day in Chaville
  • Hotel de Salm
  • Tuileries
  • La Villette
  • Butard
  • Bagatelle
  • Hotel de Salm
  • Barriere du Trone
  • Bagatelle
  • Rotonde
  • Les Invalides
  • Hotel de Salm
  • Barriere d'Enfer
  • Rotonde
  • L'Ecole de Chirugie
  • L'Ecole de Chirugie
  • Hotel de Salm
 
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