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Neal Prince:

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Artist H - P

Artist Q - T

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Costume Design Collection

Neal Prince & Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. Collections 1950-1967

Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., 1964

Fine Arts Appraisal for Neal Prince, 1969

 

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This Estate Holding Trust was developed, as a result of a large amount of expressed interests in preserving Mr. Prince's collections, as being a historical importance, for his vast 74 years of experiences as an Acclaimed Domestic and International Professional Architectural Engineer, an International foremost Interior Architectural Designer (as reference to his designing Restaurants and Hotel Designs), from experiences through his own eyes and those who lived those experiences with Mr. Prince, for educational purposes, as reflected in this Educational Depository Estate Holding Trust.

 

 

This Trust reflects the personal lifelong collections of Mr. Neal Prince's extensive of fine artwork and antiques from around the world, which this Trust mission to maintain this vast informational and historical source materials of Mr. Neal Prince's experiences, professionally and personally, his associations, his creativity in his professional life as an Architect, Architectural Engineer, an Innovator as being an International Hotel Architectural Interior Designer that has spanned over 74 years of experiences.

 

But beyond his vast Professional Career, this Trust was solely developed as noted above, as a depository for Mr. Neal Prince and the late Mr. Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.'s jointly held vast Art Collections of various mediums, movements and periods that vast from 1300 B.C. to Post Modern. And this TRUST objectives are to share these privately held holdings of historic importance's of these source materials to the Public, my means of this informational website.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE SUMMARY:


Mr. NEAL PRINCE, Architect, Architectural Engineer, Intercontinental Hotel Interior Designer, Playwright, Actors Equity Member  - was Born in Corsicana, Texas with degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Mr. Prince enlisted military service with the United States Army 39th Combat Engineers in Italy. Returning to Texas, he became active as the President of the Houston Little Theatre, which produced a prizewinning play that he had authored. After a period as President and Business Manager of the Houston Little Theatre, he went to the East coast and served for a season as Director of The Wyndham Playhouse, a Summer Stock Theater in New Hampshire. A spell in New York with the Actors Studio brought him to the classical quandary of those bitten by the theatre bug: a regular job supporting a regular diet or stick it out in Theater. Creature comfort won and through the Architectural League he secured a position with the firm of York & Sawyer Architects in 1950, Firm was noted for the design of hospitals. After several months of observations in New York Bellevue Hospital, Mr. Neal Prince became the firm's expert on the layout and planning of Hospital Emergency Rooms. In due course he decided against a lifetime in Healthcare Architecture, Mr. Neal Prince switched firms to Schoen & Hennessy Architecture Firm in 1954 (The Named Partner was the son of Eugene Schoen, renown architect), he was assigned a project to design a motorway restaurant for Restaurant Associates, the New York area's most creative force in restaurant operations at the time. The job involved a complete package: Architecture, Drafting and Interior Design. Mr. Neal Prince took a genuine interest in the latter, and made a career move to the Walter M. Ballard Corporation, Interior Design Firm in 1958, where, at Byron Calhoun's request, he did ad hoc work on a project to remodel the Hotel Jaragua in Ciudad Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, most of which was never carried out, and a modest remodeling of the San Juan Hotel. The Firm of Walter M. Ballard had a contract for the Interiors of the Phoenicia Inter-Continental Hotel in Beirut, and Mr. Neal Prince was sent out there to work on the Interiors and also, because of his background, to represent the architect, Edward Stone, in matters of the Interior layouts and finishes. All the furniture pieces were designed, crafted and manufactured locally. In January 1961, Mr. Neal Prince was hired to work full time as the Director of Interior Design Division in the Pan-Am Development Department with the intention, at least in developing countries, that Inter-Continental Hotel would produce its Interior Designs "in-house" and be reimbursed at cost under the TSA's. Mr. Neal Prince shortly engaged Mr. Kenneth Smith, from the Walter M. Ballard Firm, and Mr. Charles R. Alvey, a specialist in Graphics and Industrial Design. Mr. Neal Prince's concepts and ideas were the forefront of its time, after designing and opening as many as 154 International Inter-Continental Hotels from 1961-1985, Mr. Neal Prince gained the deepest respect on the International Interior Design level. Mr. Neal Prince uses function with ethnic style. With his ability to design each new Hotel using local materials and talents, such as the native artists and craftsman, he produced each Hotel with its own National personality and flare but maintained the Corporate highest standards of Inter-Continental Hotel. Mr. Neal Prince gained the respect and acceptance by the local authorities.  This in turn avoided any local resistance in building the new Hotels around the world. With the assistance of Mr. Charles R. Alvey, Mr. Kenneth Smith, Mr. James Ray Baker and Mr. Richard W. Simpson and others, Mr. Neal Prince became an Leading Hotel Innovator as he helped created an industry of International Hotel Designs and personalities that reflected the indigenous Country in each property. Inter-Continental Hotels gained much growth and respect throughout the world by those concepts of designs. Still today, his work is unknown on a domestic level, but his concepts and designs are still cherished by all guest, management and the organization of Inter-Continental Hotels Group. Much is to be learned from Mr. Neal Prince's long history of experience from his first hotel, Phoenicia Inter-Continental Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon, to his last project doing the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Much is to be passed down from Mr. Neal Prince's experience and knowledge. It is important that Collections and Memoirs  are to be  passed on, in an educational manner, for all generations to learn from.

 
 
 
 
 

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