Maxwell, W. S. (William Sutherland), 1874-1952

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Maxwell, W. S. (William Sutherland), 1874-1952

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1874-1952

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William Sutherland Maxwell (1874-1952) embarked on a partnership with his elder brother officially in 1902. He began his architectural training at a firm in Boston and later received a Beaux-Arts education in the atelier of Jean-Louis Pascal (1837-1920) in Paris. This training is notable in William's more ornately classical design sense, differing measurably from his brother's. William began participating in the Maxwell firm as early as 1894 as a draughtsman. As partners the Maxwell brothers combined their different sensibilities to create some of the most important residential, public and civic architecture in Canada. William spent the last years of his life in Haifa, Israel, where he remained until 1952, whereupon he returned to his native Montreal. He died soon after.

William Sutherland Maxwell (1874-1952) est devenu l'associé de son frère aimé en 1902. Il s'était initié à l'architecture dans un cabinet de Boston puis avait reçu une formation en Beaux-Arts à l'atelier de Jean-Louis Pascal (1837-1920) à Paris. Cette formation est visible dans le style de dessin classique ornementé de William, très différent de celui de son frère. William était dessinateur pour le cabinet de Maxwell dès 1894. Devenus associés, les frères Maxwell surent conjuguer leurs sensibilités différentes afin de créer certains des projets d'architecture résidentielle, publique ou municipale les plus importants au Canada. William a passé les dernières années de sa vie à Haïfa (Israël) où il est resté jusqu'en 1952. Il revint alors à Montréal, sa ville natale et mourut peu après.

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Maxwell and Pitts (1923-)

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nr 94021301

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Maxwell and Pitts

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Maxwell, W. S. (William Sutherland), 1874-1952

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Edward & W.S. Maxwell (Firm) (1904-1923)

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nr 94021294

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Edward & W.S. Maxwell (Firm)

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Maxwell, W. S. (William Sutherland), 1874-1952

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Maxwell, Edward, 1867-1923 (1867-1923)

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nr 89003139

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Maxwell, Edward, 1867-1923

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Maxwell, W. S. (William Sutherland), 1874-1952

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