Marion Mahony Griffin

From the series “Women in architecture”:

So here I present you Marion Mahony Griffin, one of the most influential architects of the Prairie School, but also one of the less talked or recognised.

Title: Plan for Canberra – View from Summit of Mount Ainslie
Date: Circa 1911–12
Content creator: Marion Mahony Griffin
Record creator: Department of Home Affairs I, Central Office

Here below the wiki description and link:
“Marion Mahony Griffin (February 14, 1871 – August 10, 1961) was an American architect and artist. She was one of the first licensed female architects in the world, and is considered an original member of the Prairie School.[1] During her life, she produced some of the best architectural drawing in America and was instrumental in envisioning the then new capital city of Australia, Canberra.[2]”


As usual she worked for her husband and as usual credits where misplaced in the masculine sense.

Title: Alan Cameron House, ‘Inverness’, Killara, Sydney
Medium: Ink and watercolour on linen
Date: 1933
Content creator: Marion Mahony Griffin
Record creator: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, gift of Ewen Cameron (93/342/1)

And here a video on her and her husband’s life:
Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin by Shona Reid


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