Charles

Bulfinch

Artistic period 1801 to 1850

Nationality

American

Birth

1763 (Boston)

Death

1844 (Boston)

Biography

Charles Bulfinch (born August 8, 1763 in Boston, Massachusetts; † April 15, 1844) was an American architect. Bulfinch worked both in his native Boston and in Washington, D.C., where as Commissioner of Public Building he completed the rotunda of the United States Capitol as well as the dome above it. His works are known for their simplicity, balance and good looks - they were the foundation of the Federal Style that dominated 19th century U.S. architecture.