Webinar: The Lush Classical Landscapes of Ellen Biddle Shipman

Webinar: The Lush Classical Landscapes of Ellen Biddle Shipman
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Chatham Manor, in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Photograph in 1927 by Frances Benjamin Johnston. Library of Congress.

Charles King Sadler, Guest Speaker

1 AIA CES Elective Learning Unit

This talk explores the life and work of the renowned and innovative landscape designer Ellen Biddle Shipman. From her time in the Cornish Art Colony, to her collaborations with Charles Platt, Shipman achieved a remarkable career in the early part of the twentieth century. Using the particular design elements employed at The Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, LA, designer Charles King Sadler will explore Shipman’s unique skill at creating formal garden rooms while providing seamlessly designed transitions. Mr. Sadler will also highlight Mrs. Shipman's classical design philosophy and her particular skill in navigating and implementing the wishes of the property owners she worked with.

Over the course of two decades, Charles King Sadler has developed a practice for the care and restoration of landscapes that has resulted in his being sought after for work on properties across North America and consulted by top European landscape practices.

Charles began his career as a freelance illustrator, with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he applied his artistic talent to newspaper illustration for publications such as the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Charles returned to school, SUNY-ESF on the campus of Syracuse University, to pursue master’s studies in Landscape Architecture, and he started his own design firm in order to apply his philosophy of horticultural care within the design aesthetic.

Charles has since gone on to work specifically on the training, care and restoration of landscapes on estates from Greenwich, Connecticut, to Toronto, Ontario, to San Antonio, Texas.

Free for ICAA Members
General public $15 suggested donation


This event will be presented via Zoom. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the lecture. If you have any questions about this lecture, please email info@classicist-socal.org.

Our Digital Programs Made Possible by the Generous Support from:

Shawn Nelson Builders
Crestron Electronics

Presented as part of the Bunny Mellon Curricula at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. The ICAA is very grateful to the Gerard B. Lambert Foundation for its generous support of this program, along with the Curricula's Lead Co-Sponsor Edmund D. Hollander Landscape Architecture Design and Continuing Education and Public Programs Co-Sponsor Charlotte Moss.





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