George Aitchison

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Professor George Aitchison (Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1900)

George Aitchison Jr. RA (London 7 November 1825 – 16 May 1910) was a British architect.

He was the son of George Aitchison (1792–1861) who was educated at Merchant Taylors' School[1] and University College London and articled to architect Henry Hake Seward from 1813 to 1823.[2]

His best-known work is Leighton House, Kensington, for Baron Leighton.

He became an associate member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1881 and a full member in 1898, and was Professor of Architecture there from 1887 to 1905. He became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1862[3] and was its President from 1896 to 1899. He won the Royal Gold Medal in 1898.


  1. ^ London (England). Merchant Taylors' School; Merchant Taylors' School (London, England); Charles John Robinson (1883). A register of the scholars admitted into Merchant Taylor's School: from A. D. 1562 to 1874, comp. from authentic sources and ed. with biographical notices. Printed and published for the editor by Farncombe & co. p. 260.
  2. ^ "George Aitchison". Grace's Guide. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ The Men of the Time reference has "Royal Institute of British Artists", but this seems to be a typo (there is a Royal Society of British Artists)

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