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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jean Berckmans architectural drawings
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1939
    Collection number: 940023
    Creator: Berckmans, Jean
    Extent: 114 drawings
    Repository: Getty Research Institute
    Research Library
    Special Collections and Visual Resources
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
    Abstract: Colored renderings and sepia prints by the Belgian architect, made when he was a student. Included are studies for the St. Gertrude cloister, the church of St. Denis, and the Chateau de Grant-Bigard, as well as houses, sports club, schools, a bus terminal, stockmarket, and furniture.
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    Language: Collection material is in French and Dutch.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers.

    Publication Rights

    Preferred Citation

    Jean Berckmans Architectural drawings, 1930-1939, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 940023.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1994.

    Processing History

    Processed by J. Gibbs.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    Jean Berckmans was a Belgian architect whose work, beyond his student drawings, is little known.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Jean Berckmans is little known, beyond the drawings in this collection, which were made while he was a student, probably at the Ecole Saint Luc in Schaarbeek, Belgium.
    Drawings are colored renderings and sepia prints and include studies of churches, hospital, houses, sports buildings, a stockmarket (bourse), a working man's club, and furniture. Some drawings are undated.


    Arranged chronologically in one series.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Berckmans, Jean

    Subjects - Topics

    Architect designed furniture--Belgium
    Architecture--Designs and plans
    Architecture--Study and teaching
    Concrete construction--United States

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Architectural drawings--20th century--Belgium