Lawrence Murray Dixon: Art Deco Master

Bass Museum of Art. From Jan 18th through May 11th, 2008.

Bass Museum of Art. Miami MuseumsThe Henri and Flore Lesieur Pavilion at the Bass Museum of Art is unveiling this month the exhibition Lawrence Murray Dixon: Art Deco Master showcasing a group of beautiful and rare architectural renderings and vintage sepia-toned photographs from the Lawrence Murray Dixon archives.

During the 1930s, architect Lawrence Murray Dixon (1901-1949) was a crucial figure in the development of the "Tropical Art Deco" style on Miami Beach. Working for clients who hoped to appeal to a public from New York, he reinterpreted urban Art Deco to suit a southern, seaside resort.

Within only a few years, he designed the buildings and interior decor of 42 hotels in what is now the Historic Art Deco District, including the Raleigh, Ritz Plaza, Victor, Tides, Marlin, Tiffany and Betsy Ross, as well as two signature hotels – the Atlantis and the Senator – that were destroyed before the Historic District was established.

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