This is a terrific Vintage Architectural Drawing by Chicago Architect Alfred Lorenz Mell (1905–1972). This Ink drawing depicts what looks to be of a side profile of a Grand Staircase along a waters edge. Beautifully rendered on paper and Framed in an antique black wooden frame. Drawing is signed in the lower right hand corner. There is some evidence of pencil beneath the ink as well as some very light areas where he drew the rough image and refined the piece with ink.
At the time of listing I have several Drawings by Zell. Each is Sold SEPERATELY, but if you are interested in more, please contact me for availability.
Piece is in excellent vintage condition, ***with very subtle signs of age and wear to the wooden frame. Please Zoom the photos to appreciate all the details as well as to best understand overall condition.
Piece measures 9.5" x 12.5" x .5" deep, Framed, site size measures 4" x 5.5"
"Alfred Lorenz Mell (1905–1972) graduated from Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago with a degree in architecture in 1931. Appointed an instructor of architectural design there in 1936, Mell continued to hold that post after Armour was reshaped as Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940. Key to Mell’s role at IIT was the arrival in 1938 of German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, for whom Mell served as a translator. In the late 1940s, Mell left IIT to work as an architectural designer in several Chicago offices, eventually joining Fox and Fox Architects, where he became chief designer. This collection is comprised mainly of photographs, paper reproductions, and process prints of various architectural projects that Mell designed, primarily while at Fox and Fox. Personal and professional papers, some original graphite drawings, and a few examples of architectural designs by others complete the collection."
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