Frederick Law Olmsted

"Service Must Precede Art"

April 26, 1822
August 28, 1903
Birth Place
Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
Current Place
Belmont, Massachusetts, United States of America


Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. Olmsted was famous for co-designing many well-known urban parks with his senior partner Calvert Vaux, including Prospect Park and Central Park in New York City, as well as Elm Park, considered by many to be the first municipal park in America.

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