The Original Man
The Life and Work of Montana Architect A. J. Gibson

by Hipolito Rafael Chacon, Ph.D.

published by The University of Montana Press and the Montana Museum of Art and Culture

  • Chacon, a University of Montana professor of art history and art criticism, worked with the university's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library / K. Ross Toole Archives and the Historic Museum at Fort Missoula to create the first complete biography of Albert John Gibson, Missoula County's best-known and most beloved architect. Photographs from the museum and architectural drawings from the library's archives, as well as other materials from public and private collections, have been brought together for a rich portrayal of Gibson's life and his impact on Montana towns.

164 pages, 10 1/2 x 8 3/4

ISBN 10: 0-9815760-0-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-9815760-0-8

ISBN 10: 0-9815760-1-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-9815760-1-5






The Original Man
The Life and Work of Montana Architect A. J. Gibson

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Hipolito Rafael Chacon,  Ph.D. align= Hipolito Rafael Chacon is a professor of art history and art criticism at the University of Montana in Missoula. An expert on renaissance and baroque art, he holds the following degrees: AB in art, Wabash College; MA in art history, University of Chicago; PhD in art history of Chicago. He is the recipient of the Dorothy Ogg Award for Individual Contributions to Historic Preservation.

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