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Charles F. A. Voysey

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Works The Orchard, at Chorley Wood in Hertfordshire, England, 1899.

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Charles F. A. Voysey

(b. Yorkshire, England 1857; d. Winchester, England 1941)

Charles Voysey was born in Yorkshire, England in 1857. He studied with J. P. Seddon until 1874 and then studied for a year under George Devey. He established his own practice in 1882.

Voysey's architectural direction was affected by his deistic upbringing. Voysey used his architecture as a medium in which to express spiritual harmony and order. He designed long, low-roofed houses with coarsely plastered exteriors. These houses were detailed in the magazine Architect and British Architect.

Although theoretically quite different, the simplicity and horizontal emphasis of Voysey's houses were incorrectly distinguished as physical precursors of the International Style. Based on this tenuous connection, Voysey received the RIBA Gold Medal in 1940.

In addition to his buildings, Voysey designed wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings in a simple Arts & Crafts manner. He died in Winchester, England in 1941.

References
Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p160.

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