George Ashdown Audsley (1838-1925)
George Ashdown Audsley was born 3 June 1838 in Elgin Morayshire Scotland. He was an architect, artist, illustrator, writer and decorator. Also known as a pipe organ designer, he designed the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia USA.
He published many books which he co-authored with several people. His co-authors included his brother William, and his sons Berthold and Maurice (1865-1958).
Among his published works are:
- Guide to the Art of Illuminating and Missal Painting (1861),
- Handbook of Christian Symbolism (1865),
- Keramic Art of Japan (1875) and
- The Ornamental Arts of Japan (1882-84).
George died 21 June 1925 in Bloomfield New Jersey USA.