Florida Summer Sketch Tour: Vizcaya, Miami
Hosted by the Florida Chapter
In 1910 The agricultural industrialist, James Deering, began his plans for a European villa in Miami. Mr. Deering hired artist and designer Paul Chalfin as his owner's representative. Chalfin was responsible for hiring architect F. Burrall Hoffman, formally with Carrere & Hastings, a renowned Beaux-Art architecture firm in New York. Additionally, Chalfin hired Columbian born landscape architect, Diego Suarez.
The inspiration for Deering’s Villa was the Villa Rezzonico, located in the Veneto. Along with Chalfin they toured the Italian region many times, collecting many architectural pieces to be incorporated in Vizcaya. Villa Vizcaya was completed and showcased on Christmas day, 1915. Subsequently, the Gardens were completed a few years later due to lack of labor and Word War I.
Thank you to all for participating in our #floridasummersketchtour Instagram event.
Here’s how it works:
- Select an image posted here or visit the location if possible for a Plein Air sketch
- Using any medium you like, sketch one or more images/views. Show us your skills!
- Snap a photo of your illustration and post it to your Instagram account with your location, a little something about yourself and the following tags by Sunday night at midnight.
We’ll be searching for those tags and may feature your #floridasummersketchtour image on our Instagram page on Monday!
Ends Sunday, June 7.