Name: Frank Lloyd
June 8, 1867 Richland Center, Wisconsin
9, 1959 Phoenix, Arizona
- Frank Lloyd Wright was
one of the most influential and imaginative
architects of the 20th Century.
- His architectural career
lasted almost 70 years.
- In 1887, he moved to Chicago
and worked for Joseph Lyman Silsbee, a
prominent architect of that time, for
whom he designed his first building.
- After working for Silsbee,
Wright spent six years working directly
under Louis Sullivan, the most influential
American architect at that time.
- Frank Lloyd Wright developed
the theory "Form and Function Are
- His early homes and buildings
inspired the Prairie School of Architecture,
a group of architects whose style was
developed to accommodate the Midwestern
lifestyle and environment.
- In 1932, Wright opened
his home up for young architects to study
with him, creating the Taliesin Fellowship.
- During his final years,
he designed two of his most famous projects,
the Guggenheim Museum and the Marin County
- Frank Lloyd Wright designed
1141 homes and buildings, of those 532
were completed by his death.
- Frank Lloyd Wright had
a global impact on modern architecture,
influencing design styles not only in
America, but also in Europe and Asia.