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Welcome to the Walter Burley Griffin Society of America web site. Our mission is to preserve the legacy of architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin and the Prairie School of Architecture.

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TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING
SATURDAY, 7 MAY 2022 ELMHURST, ILLINOIS

We have a date and a meeting! We have resurrected the cancelled 2020 program, centering the Saturday events around the Griffin family’s hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois. We have secured a classroom at Elmhurst University for the morning session of lectures and have confirmations for touring the Griffin and Wright houses in Elmhurst in the afternoon, with additions in the offing.  Details will be available in the next newsletter and on-line early next year. We will require masks and vaccinations and whatever further precautions the situation requires five months from now. The date, the only one possible for a variety of reasons, is a bit early compared with our past meetings, but it should be a beautiful, cool, early spring day. Mark your calendars. The Griffin Society is back!

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Please, please renew your Griffin Society membership if you haven’t done so this year. The past year’s absence of a spring meeting following the cancellation of 2020's meeting has had the effect of delaying renewals for many of our members. We have never raised our basic dues of $25 and yet have been able to host the meetings and newsletters as well as sponsor publications and preservation projects. But we do need our members to renew to continue making these things possible. Thanks so very, very much. The membership renewal form can be found here (Membership Form). Please return the form with your payment to the Society.

The Walter Burley Griffin Society of America
is proud to announce
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GRIFFIN SOCIETY POSTERS

The Griffin Society is pleased to make its set of conference posters available for purchase. For the past six years the Society has commissioned commemorative posters for its annual meetings from the Brooklyn Studio of Peter Kruty and Sayre Gaydos. Hand printed with fine inks on handmade papers in limited editions, they are artworks in themselves and make excellent additions to the collections of architecture aficionados, Griffin followers, or anyone looking for an affordable and unique gift. The Society is offering these elegant prints for the modest price of $35 apiece including postage and handling (within the United States).

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Peter Kruty is a master printer and, together with his partner Sayre Gaydos, is the proprietor of Peter Kruty Editions, a fine art and commercial letterpress studio located in a charming two-story former horse stable in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Peter trained under Richard-Gabriel Rummonds at The University of Alabama and has graduate degrees in both letterpress and printmaking. The studio, now in its twenty-fourth year, collaborates with numerous contemporary artists and designers, including Lesley Dill, Louise Lawler, Eliza Kentridge, and Walton Ford. Its productions are widely collected both privately and by museums and libraries. Peter has taught book arts extensively in the United States and currently instructs letterpress at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Peter and Sayre also teach a letterpress workshop at the renowned Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione in Cornuda, Italy.

As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, Peter studied architectural history under Paul Sprague, developing an early interest in the Prairie School and Walter Burley Griffin. He attends the meetings of the Griffin Society as his schedule permits and has been pleased to offer his services in producing the conference posters for the last six meetings. Peter and Sayre have created the posters at little more than cost and have donated all proceeds to the Griffin Society.

Peter Kruty
365 40th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
peterkrutyeditions@peterkrutyeditions.com

See the Publications page for pricing and ordering information.

 

 
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