Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Alexander Hall in Princeton New Jersey

I spent a day exploring Princeton University. I settled on sketching Alexander Hall which is a 900 seat assembly hall. It is home to the Princeton University Orchestra and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. The building was completed in 1894.  The name honors the Alexander family who were trustees and donated money for the building's construction. The architect William Appleton Pother landed his first commission on the campus as a teenager. At the time, most architects learned their trade as apprentices, but Potter learned his trade in college.

The entire campus is gorgeous. I was schooled on the gritty streets of New York City. Seeing such a beautiful campus made me wish I had experiences such a privileged form of education. Most students who walked through this public square had wet hair. They had just risen, had a shower, and were now strolling off to class.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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