Arthur Heun, atttribution
windowUSA, c. 1905
glass, copper-plated zinc cames
27½ w x ¾ d x 43½ h in (70 x 2 x 110 cm)
Prairie Style Windows
Arthur Heun was born in Michigan and moved to Chicago in 1888 to follow a career in architecture. Initially working alongside Frank Whitehouse, Heun would develop into a highly sought after architect and member of the Chicago Architectural Club following the Prairie school aesthetic similar of his mentors Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. These windows showcase passages of densely articulated geometric shapes with an interplay of transparent and clear glass that allowed the views of the exterior into unique homes at the turn of the century.
The present lots are likely from a Midwestern residence, and show the richly detailed design and execution attributed to Arthur Heun.