"I wanted to be developed into an individual capable of honoring the profession I was in, not selling it down the river." - Frank Lloyd Wright
Over a 70-year career, Frank Lloyd Wright designed some of the most notable buildings in the United States...
• Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin.
• Wright cut his teeth at the University of Wisconsin before finding work with Alder and Sullivan, the Chicago firm of visionary architect Louis Sullivan.
• After six years with Sullivan, Wright struck out on his own, developing his iconic Prairie Style of architecture, noteable for low roofs, wide overhangs, no attics or basements and an emphasis on horizontal lines.
• After the Great Depression in 1929, Wright creates his ‘Usonian’ designs for houses there were smaller and more affordable, noteable for one-story living, open living rooms, built-in furniture and low cantilevered roofs.
• During his career, Wright designed over 1,100 structures, of which only half were ever built.
• Frank Lloyd Wright died on April 9, 1959, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 91.
Wright designed countless masterpieces of architecture throughout his career...
• The Robie House (1909) in Chicago
• Taliesin in Wisconsin (1911) in Spring Green, Wisconsin
• Fallingwater (1935) in Mill Run, Pennsylvania
• The Johnson Wax Building (1936) in Racine, Wisconsin
• Taliesin West (1937) in Scottsdale, Arizona
• The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1956) in New York, New York
• ...And of course, Kentuck Knob (1954) in Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania