Van Rensselaer, Mariana Griswold

Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer

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Dates of Birth and Death

February 25, 1851–January 20, 1934


New York City, New York


  • Educated at home

Years of practice


Major projects

  • Henry Hobson Richardson and His Works (1888)
  • English Cathedrals: Canterbury, Peterborough, Durham, Salisbury, Lichfield, Lincoln, Ely, Wells, Winchester, Gloucester, York, London (1892)
  • Art Out-of-Doors: Hints on Good Taste in Gardening (1893; second edition 1925)
  • History of the City of New York in the Seventeenth Century (1909)
  • Prolific contributor to American Architecture and Building News, American Art Review, Century Magazine, and Garden and Forest

Awards, honors and press

  • Honorary Member, American Institute of Architects, ca. 1890
  • Honorary Member, American Society of Landscape Architects, 1920
  • D.Litt., Columbia University, 1910
  • Gold Medal, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1923


View Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer‘s profile on the Pioneering Women website.