Who was Frank Lloyd Wright?

Frank Lloyd Wright (real name Frank Lincoln Wright) lived from 1867 to 1959. During most of these years, from 1885 to 1959, he was a prolific architect, with close to 500 of his designs built (and hundreds more remaining unbuilt) – a career lasting three quarters of a century, and unequaled in output. Mr. Wright worked for architects J. Lyman Silsbee and Louis Sullivan and he later himself trained many architects at his Taliesin School.

Frank Lloyd Wright exposed “organic architecture” and is responsible for the Prairie and Usonian residential styles. Mr. Wright was born in Wisconsin, and he lived most of his life there, also spending some time living in New York, Germany, Japan, Oak Park and the winter location of his school in Arizona. Mr. Wright had three wives and several children. The third wife, Olgivanna Wright ran the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture until her death in 1985.

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