Dictionary of

Art  &  Artist




Alen William Van

(b Brooklyn, NY, 1888; d New York, 24 May 1954).

 American architect. While studying at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he was apprenticed to Clarence True, a speculative builder in New York, after which he joined the local firm of Copeland & Dole and later Clinton & Russell. Van Alen also studied under Donn Barber (1871–1925) at the Beaux-Arts Institute in New York and in 1908 won a fellowship to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he studied under Victor A. F. Laloux. From 1911 to 1925 he was in partnership with H. Craig Severance (1879–1941) in Manhattan.


Chrysler Building, New York




Discuss Art

Please note: site admin does not answer any questions. This is our readers discussion only.

| privacy