Earl Purdy (June 6, 1892 - April 22, 1971) was an American architect and artist active throughout the 20th century. Purdy as born in Cohoes, New York. He lived most of his lie in New Rochelle, New York. He served in the United States Navy during World War I before taking a degree in architecture at Colgate, then Cornell, the Columbia University. Graduating he worked with various architecture firms as a designer and draftsman. He was awarded the French Government Society des Archetects Première Medaille for excellence in design. As an artist, he completed work during the New Deal for the PWA, including a 1939 large-format pictorial map of the United States. He also designed the United Nations 'Geneva" stamp. His architectural work can be seen at the National Cemetery in Florence, the Veterans Hospital in Hawaii, Rye Playland, and Ringling House in Sarasota Florida. He was also a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Watercolor Society, the University Men's Glee Club, and the University Club. He artworks includes a series of 34 caricatures hanging in the lounge of the Hotel Washington, Washington D.C., across the street from the White House.

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