by John McLure Hamilton
Charles Marquedant Burns Jr., architect
The son of a prominent Philadelphia publisher and bookseller, Burns was a a highly regarded painter and a renowned architect. In fact he is recognized as one of the most prominent church architects of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His works include over fifty churches and a number of Victorian style mansions in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He is sometimes referred to as the Father of American Gothic Architecture. As a painter he was known for religious, literary and genre subjects and he taught at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia
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