Frank Lloyd Wright

Cole Dunton

The Life of Frank Lloyd Wright

Born in 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most renowned architects in history. He was the son of William Carey Wright, a preacher and musician and Anna Lloyd Jones, a teacher. As a young boy, Frank Lloyd Wright was given a set of geometric shapes to play with. As he grew older, he noticed that everything had these geometric shapes in them. At the age of 18, hiss parents got a divorce. To help financially, and to learn, he got a job at the local college, the University of Wisconsin. Here he learned engineering because there were no architectural classes. He studied engineering for less than a year due to boredom. He then became an architect and bounced around from firm to firm until he landed a partnership at the infamous Adler and Sullivan firm. Here he was a pupil of Sullivan for six years and learned about all new styles of design that included lines and geometric patterns for a more “modern” look. The impact the Frank Lloyd Wright made on the 1920’s were subtle at first yet they emerged over time. He inspired many to dream larger and freer with their designs and to push the brink of practicality in their architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright died in 1959 at the age of 92.

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