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Frank Lloyd Wright

Architect
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Born Jun 8, 1867
Hometown Richland Center, ...
Died Apr 9, 1959
Death Place Phoenix
Nationality American

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture".… Read More

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  • Jessica Hahn
    Dated 2008
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  • Olgivanna Wright
    Married 1928
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  • Maude "Miriam" Wright
    Married 1923 - 1927
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  • Mamah Borthwick
    Married 1909 - 1914
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  • Catherine "Kitty" Wright
    Married 1889 - 1922
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Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright
d.1959

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  • William Russell Cary Wright
    William Russell Cary Wright
    Father
  • Anna Lloyd Jones
    Anna Lloyd Jones
    Mother

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CHILDHOOD

1867 Birth Frank Lloyd Wright was born Frank Lincoln Wright in the farming town of Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States, in 1867. … Read More

TEENAGE

1885 18 Years Old …  The divorce was finalized in 1885 after William sued Anna for lack of physical affection. … Read More
1886 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Wright attended Madison High School, but there is no evidence he ever graduated. He was admitted to the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a special student in 1886. … Read More

TWENTIES

1889 - 1890 2 More Events
1891 24 Years Old During this time, Wright worked on Sullivan's bungalow (1890) and the James A. Charnley bungalow (1890) both in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, the Berry-MacHarg House (1891) and Louis Sullivan's House (1892) both in Chicago, and the most noted 1891 James A. Charnley House also in Chicago. … Read More
1893 26 Years Old As with the residential projects for Adler & Sullivan, he designed his bootleg houses on his own time. Sullivan knew nothing of the independent works until 1893, when he recognized that one of the houses was unmistakably a Frank Lloyd Wright design. … Read More
…  Between 1894 and the early 1910s, several other leading Prairie School architects and many of Wright's future employees launched their careers in the offices of Steinway Hall. … Read More

THIRTIES

1900 33 Years Old Between 1900 and 1901, Frank Lloyd Wright completed four houses which have since been considered the onset of the "Prairie style". … Read More
1901 34 Years Old Bok also extended the offer to other architects, but Wright was the sole responder. "A Home in a Prairie Town" and "A Small House with Lots of Room in it" appeared respectively in the February and July 1901 issues of the journal. … Read More
1903 36 Years Old …  Wright would later engage Mueller to build several of his public and commercial buildings between 1903 and 1923.
1905 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Public buildings in the Prairie style include Unity Temple, the home of the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Oak Park. As a lifelong Unitarian and member of Unity Temple, Wright offered his services to the congregation after their church burned down in 1905.

FORTIES

1909 42 Years Old In 1909, even before the Robie House was completed, Wright and Mamah Cheney went together to Europe, leaving their own spouses and children behind. … Read More
1910 43 Years Old After Wright's return to the United States in October 1910, Wright persuaded his mother to buy land for him in Spring Green, Wisconsin.
1911 44 Years Old 1 More Event
The land, bought on April 10, 1911, was adjacent to land held by his mother's family, the Lloyd-Joneses.
1914 47 Years Old On August 15, 1914, while Wright was working in Chicago, Julian Carlton, a male servant from Barbados who had been hired several months earlier, set fire to the living quarters of Taliesin and murdered seven people with an axe as the fire burned. … Read More

FIFTIES

1922 55 Years Old In 1922, Kitty Wright finally granted Wright a divorce. … Read More
1923 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1923, Wright's mother, Anna (Lloyd Jones) Wright, died.
1924 57 Years Old In 1924, after the separation but while still married, Wright met Olga (Olgivanna) Lazovich Hinzenburg at a Petrograd Ballet performance in Chicago. … Read More
1926 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1926, Olga's ex-husband, Vlademar Hinzenburg, sought custody of his daughter, Svetlana.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1927 60 Years Old Wright and Miriam Noel's divorce was finalized in 1927, and once again, Wright was required to wait for one year before remarrying.
1928 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Wright and Olgivanna married in 1928. … Read More
1929 62 Years Old In addition, other buildings were intentionally demolished during and after Wright's lifetime, such as: Midway Gardens (1913, Chicago, Illinois) and the Larkin Administration Building (1903, Buffalo, New York) were destroyed in 1929 and 1950 respectively; the Francis Apartments and Francisco Terrace Apartments (both located in Chicago and designed in 1895) were destroyed in 1971 and 1974, respectively; the Geneva Inn (1911) in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was destroyed in 1970; and the Banff National Park Pavilion (1911) in Alberta, Canada was destroyed in 1939. … Read More
1937 70 Years Old One of his projects, Monona Terrace, originally designed in 1937 as municipal offices for Madison, Wisconsin, was completed in 1997 on the original site, using a variation of Wright's final design for the exterior with the interior design altered by its new purpose as a convention center. … Read More
1941 74 Years Old Florida Southern College, located in Lakeland, Florida, constructed 12 (out of 18 planned) Frank Lloyd Wright buildings between 1941 and 1958 as part of the Child of the Sun project. … Read More
Wright continued to collect and deal in prints until his death in 1959, using prints as collateral for loans, often relying upon his art business to remain financially solvent … Read More
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