Fonds 2.04 - William Sutherland Maxwell

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William Sutherland Maxwell

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CA CAC 2.04

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(1874-1952)

Biographical history

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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The bulk of the Maxwell archive constitutes material generated from his partnership with brother Edward Maxwell from 1902-1923.

L'essentiel du fonds Maxwell témoigne de son association avec son frère Edward Maxwell, qui a duré de 1902 à 1923.

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Material in this archive is organized within the schema of the Edward Maxwell Archive (see CAC 2 ).

Ce matériel est organisé selon le plan du fonds Edward Maxwell (voir CAC 2).

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  • English

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Edward & W.S. Maxwell Digital Archive: http://cac.mcgill.ca/maxwells/

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For further information, please consult the CAC publication, Edward and W.S. Maxwell: Guide to the Archive = Edward et W.S. Maxwell : guide du fonds. Montreal: Canadian Architecture Collection, Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, 1986. Also see The Architecture of Edward and W.S. Maxwell. Exhibition catalogue. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1991, The Libraries of Edward and W. S. Maxwell in the Collection of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University = Les bibliothèques de Edward et W. S. Maxwell dans les collections de la Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, Université McGill. Montreal : Canadian Architecture Collection, Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University, 1991 and Rosalind M. Pepall. Construction d'un musée Beaux-Arts : Montréal 1912 = Building a Beaux-Arts Museum: Montréal 1912. Montreal: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1986.

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Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez consulter la publication de la CAC intitulée Edward and W. S. Maxwell: Guide to the Archive = Edward et W. S. Maxwell : guide du fonds. Montréal : Collection d'architecture canadienne, Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, 1986. Voir aussi L'architecture de Edward et W. S. Maxwell, catalogue de l'exposition, Montréal : Musée des Beaux-Arts, 1991, The Libraries of Edward and W. S. Maxwell in the Collection of the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art, McGill University = Les bibliothèques de Edward et W.S. Maxwell dans les collections de la Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, Université McGill. Montréal : Collection d'architecture canadienne, Bibliothèque Blackader-Lauterman d'architecture et d'art, Université McGill, 1991 et Rosalind M. Pepall. Construction d'un musée Beaux-Arts : Montréal 1912 = Building a Beaux-Arts Museum : Montréal 1912. Montréal: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, 1986.

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