Frank Lloyd Wright Biography

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 532. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by Fallingwater, which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States.

His work includes original and innovative examples of many building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. Wright wrote 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Frank Lloyd Wright
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Architect, Artist, Designer, Writer, Educator, Interior designer, Visual Artist
Ethnicity:
White American
Religion:
Unitarian Universalism
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1867
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
April 9, 1959
Age at Death:
91
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Divorces
Frank Lloyd Wright Timeline
  • 1914-08-15
    A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.
  • 1959-10-21
    Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens (NYC)
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