Schuylkill Falls #2
watercolor
15'' x 28''
de Moll, Louis
1924-

Louis de Moll was born in 1924 in Pennsylvania.  He went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  De Moll continued his education with special courses in painting and sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania; the Philadelphia Museum School of Art; and the American University, Biarritz, France. 

While at the University of Pennsylvania, he earned many honors.  These included the Arthur Spayd Brooke Gold Medal for Architectural Design; the Thorton Oakley Medal for Achievement in Creative Art; the Alumni Medal for overall excellence.  De Moll was a finalist for the Stewardson Fellowship in 1949, as well as a medallist in the Second Preliminary, and a Finalist in the International Paris Price Competition in 1949.

His professional architectural awards include, Fellow, American Institute of Architects, 1965; Honorary Fellow of the Architectural Societies of Canada, Mexico, Spain, Hungary, and Bulgaria, in addition to Honorary Memberships in various other Architectural Societies.

De Moll has received many architectural design awards, among them a 1968 Citation for the IBM Office Building; a 1967 Citation for a Research Lab at Cornell University; an Award from the James G. Biddle Company Manufacturing Plant; and many others.

He has served as a lecturer and design critic at the University of Pennsylvania and a guest design critic at Syracuse University.  De Moll has also served on numerous design award juries. 

His memberships include National and Philadelphia Chapters of the American Institute of Architects, serving many capacities; the Pennsylvania Society of Architects; and the International Union of Architects. 

De Moll’s watercolors of architecture, landscapes, and harbor scenes have been exhibited at the Fleisher Gallery, the Faculty Club of the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the American Architects Foundation, and the Studio Gallery in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. 

For his paintings he was awarded the Grumbacher Gold Medal in 1985, and the Second John Geizel Award from the Philadelphia Sketch Club.  He is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club and the National Sculpture Society.