Hepworth, Philip Dalton: Proposed Office Block
A substantial and detailed hand-drawn illustration of a proposed office block in central London in excellent condition, recently framed, signed and dated 1956.
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Artist: Philip Dalton Hepworth, (1888-1963).
Title and date: Proposed Office Block, 1956
Size: 62.5 x 100 cms.
A British architect who studied in both the UK and France and returned to work as an architect after serving in the First World War. He rose to prominence in the 1930s winning the commission in 1932 to design the Swedish-influenced Walthamstow Town Hall. During the Second World War, he was appointed one of the Principal Architects of the Imperial War Graves Commission and in the post-war years, he designed several war memorials and numerous cemeteries for British war dead including in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. His work was said to have followed the style of two of his predecessors as Commission architects, Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. Hepworth was described in his obituary as an architect of “great speed and brilliance” and “sensitivity and eccentricity”, influenced by “classical, English and local Norman styles”. A number of his buildings are listed.