Thomas Jefferson has a legendary position in the American history. He was one of the Founding Fathers, the third President of the United States and the author of the Declaration of Independence. Even though it is not the first thing that comes to mind, he was also a proven architect.
A special exhibition From the Grounds Up: Thomas Jefferson’s Architecture & Design illuminated Jefferson’s architectural vision for the United States. The exhibition took place at Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia (UVA), Charlottesville and displayed Jefferson’s drawings and prints among other archival materials. The exhibition was on view from January 26 through April 29 2018, and reflected Jefferson’s architectural achievements that still endures today.
“Architecture is my delight,” Jefferson once said and throughout his life he sketched and designed many buildings. This was the first major exhibition of drawings on Jefferson’s architecture in more than 40 years according to Richard Guy Wilson, the curator of the exhibition and architectural history professor at UVA.
Jefferson is known as a a classicist who drew upon ancient Rome and Renaissance architecture.
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