Julian Abele (April 30, 1881 – April 23, 1950) was a prominent African-American architect, known best for his work on the Duke University campus and on the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule Year 1881 ( MDCCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia 's Fairmount Park, was established in 1876
Born in Philadelphia, Julian Abele attended the Quaker-run Institute for Colored Youth, which later became Cheyney University, where he excelled in math and was chosen to deliver the commencement address. Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is a public co-educational Historically black university that is a part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. In 1898, he completed a two-year architectural drawing course at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art (PMSIA). Following PMSIA, Abele became the first black architecture graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Architecture in 1902. The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
After his formal education in the States, Abele travelled to Europe with the support of his future employer, Horace Trumbauer. Horace Trumbauer ( December 28, 1868 &ndash November 18, 1938) was a prominent American Architect of the Gilded Age While some contemporaries asserted that Abele studied at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris, there are no records of his attendance at the school. École des Beaux-Arts ("School of Fine Arts" refers to a number of influential Art schools in France. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Regardless, Abele spent significant time in France and Italy, an influence that was to direct his design work throughout his life. Abele additionally listed travel to England, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain on his application for membership in the American Institute of Architects. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The American Institute of Architects (AIA is a professional organization for Architects in the United States.
In 1906, Abele joined the firm of legendary Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer, as an assistant to Trumbauer's chief designer, Frank Seeburger. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə Horace Trumbauer ( December 28, 1868 &ndash November 18, 1938) was a prominent American Architect of the Gilded Age When Seeburger left the firm in 1909, Abele advanced to chief designer, a position which he would hold until Trumbauer's death in 1938.
Abele designed or contributed to the design of some 250 buildings, including Harvard’s Widener Memorial Library, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Shadow Lawn Mansion which currently serves as the administrative headquarters of Monmouth University, and many Gilded Age mansions in Newport and New York City. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, located at the west end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia 's Fairmount Park, was established in 1876 The Free Library of Philadelphia is the Public library system serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Monmouth University is a private university located in West Long Branch New Jersey. In American history, the Gilded Age refers to major growth in population in the United States and extravagant displays of wealth and excess of America's upper-class during Newport (Casnewydd is a city and principal area in Wales, in the United Kingdom. The City of New York Abele was also the Chief Designer of the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina. Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County
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