Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt(1820-1877), Architect and writer on art
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Wyatt studied architecture under his brother Thomas and at the Royal Academy Schools. As Secretary of the Great Exhibition, he and Owen Jones oversaw the execution and relocation of Crystal Palace. With Jones and Brunel, he worked on Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads stations, and as Surveyor of the East India Company he designed the India Office with Scott. His best work was in the Italianate classical manner. Wyatt was honorary secretary of RIBA from 1855-59, earning its gold medal in 1866. His writings include The Geometric Mosaics of the Middle Ages (1848) and The Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century (1851).
- Thomas Henry Wyatt (brother)
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