Russell Page

  Male      British      Architect

  Born : Nov 01, 1906  -
  Died : Jan 04, 1985

About Author

Montague Russell Page (1 November 1906 – 4 January 1985) was a British gardener, garden designer and landscape architect. He worked in Britain, western Europe and the United States of America.

Montague Russell Page was born in Lincolnshire, the second son of three children of Harold Ethelbert Page, a solicitor in Lincoln. He was educated at Charterhouse School in Surrey (1918–24), and afterwards studied in London at the Slade School of Fine Art in London University (1924–26), under Professor Henry Tonks. From 1927 to 1932 he studied art in Paris, and took some small gardening jobs in France.

He began his professional career with projects in Rutland (1928), and chateaux in France at Melun (1930) and Boussy Saint-Antoine (1932).

On his return to Britain Page was employed by the landscape architect, Richard Sudell, and he began remodelling the gardens at Longleat - work which would continue for many years...

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