Ward Wellington Ward Presentation at Fayetteville Free Library, November 5, 2014

Posted on September 23, 2014 by

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Bill Bowen will speak on the Syracuse architect Ward Wellington Ward (1875-1932) on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7:00pm, at the Fayetteville Free Library, Fayetteville, NY. The illustrated presentation is free and open to the public.

Ward Wellington Ward’s architectural career is best remembered for its illustration of the principals of the Arts and Crafts movement. Although many of his commissions drew inspiration from eclectic early twentieth century styles, most of his buildings are imbued with highly individualized personalities and distinguished by the use of handcrafted materials and decoration. Indeed, art historian Cleota Reed has pronounced Ward’s work, “the Arts and Crafts ideal.”

Bill Bowen currently serves on the board and edits the newsletter of the Arts and Crafts Society of Central New York.  He is past president of that organization and has spoken publicly on the work of Gustav and L. & J.G. Stickley, the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and the architecture of Syracuse’s foremost Arts & Crafts architect, Ward Wellington Ward.

Bowen’s special interests include: the American Arts & Crafts movement; the work of the great artist-architect Frank Lloyd Wright; the pictorial photography by members of Alfred Stieglitz’s circle; and silent and early talking cinema.

Ward032_2Ward Wellington Ward, Ziegler Bungalow (1915), Syracuse, NY  Photo credit: ©2014 Bill Bowen

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