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 George Browne Post  (1837 - 1913)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Jersey      Known for: drawing, architecture

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A painter and architect, George Browne Post was primarily an architectural designer whose innovations included the introduction of elevators and skyscrapers and included using first the first time an all-metal internal structural skeleton in the New York Product Exchange Building in New York.  Among other buildings he designed in New York City were the Cornelius Vanderbilt Mansion (1991) and the New York Stock Exchange (1903) and in Wisconsin, the State Capitol Building (1917) and the Liberal Arts Building of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1893).

In 1858, he graduated from the Scientific School of New York University,  He studied in the private atelier of Richard Morris Hunt and served in the Union Army during the Civil War.

He was an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design.

David Dearinger, Editor, Paintings and Sculpture in the Collection of the National Academy of Design, p. 48

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