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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Axel Herman Haig
Designation: Architect
Born: 19 November 1835
Died: 23 August 1921
Bio Notes: Axel Herman Haig was born in Katthammarsvik, Sweden on 19 November 1835 and commenced his training studying shipbuilding in Karlskrona from 1850 to 1856. The following year he moved to Glasgow where he joined shipbuilders Lawrende Hill & Co, but shortly thereafter he left for London. There he studied architecture under Ewan Christian and later under William Burges, who inspired his interest in Gothic architecture. Haig began etching in the late 1870s with the intention of illustrating a book on the medieval architecture of Scotland. He contributed illustrations to many English journals, received a medal for his etchings at the Paris Salon of 1882 and was made an honorary member of the Swedish Royal Academy. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of Painter-Etchers in London and from 1903 a member of the Art Workers Guild. He died on 23 August 1921.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2SwedenPrivate18361857 
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusiness1857  

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2William BurgesAfter 1857Before 1880Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Ewan ChristianAfter 1857Before 1880Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11910Swedish ChurchMarylebone LondonEnglandDesigned church; H H Wigglesworth carried out designs


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Beauty's Awakening Beauty's Awakening: The Centenary Exhibition of the Art Workers' Guild Brighton Museum September -November 1984, Royal Pavilion Brighton 
Item 2 of 2Grove Dictionary of Art Grove Dictionary of Art   


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