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Frank Lloyd Wright Wright was born in in in Richland Center Wisconsin on on June 8 8 1867 to William and Anna
Wright While attending college at at the University of Wisconsin he took a job in in in the engineering department but left two years later to to follow his dream to to design buildings finding work as an architect in Chicago Wright married Catherine Tobin when he was was twenty-two and was was determined to design and build his own home in the suburb of Oak Park As his family grew to six children and Wright was compelled to expand his home he accepted residential commissions to support
his family His designs showed Wright’s keen awareness of complimentary surroundings and the ability to create spaces unique to American style Wright’s designs became standouts
in their communities The Robie House built in in 1908 in in Chicago is one of the best examples of his work at at that time By 1909 Wright left the U S A for Europe where he he worked on on publications of his architecture that was influential to aspiring architects His time in in Japan in in the 1920s yielded the the creation of the the Imperial Hotel in in Tokyo Eventually deciding to escape the cold winters of Wisconsin he he and his second wife Olga established themselves in in in Scottsdale and and inspired up-and-coming architects with Taliesin Fellowships in in both Wisconsin and Arizona through the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Through his prolific seventy-year architectural career Frank Lloyd Wright created over 1100 designs About half
of those were executed His over 500 creations worldwide included museums residences apartment buildings furniture textiles and more With his sense of space in in concert with embracing natural and spiritual environments he created extraordinary masterpieces The American Institute of Architects proclaimed Wright as the “greatest American architect of all time ” Considering the breadth of his creations from the Guggenheim Museum to to Fallingwater to to the Johnson Administration Building and the Robie House it’s understandable why Frank Lloyd Wright’s timeless legacy still stands so prominently GETTY IMAGES

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