The architect Frank Lloyd Wright died at the age of 91. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Innovative architect, interior designer, writer, and educator who sought to blend buildings with the surrounding environment across his 1,000-plus structures. He finished 532 works and was among the leaders of the Prairie School architectural movement. He pioneered urban planning in the United States through the Usonian home.
He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, although he left before obtaining a degree. He moved to Chicago following his time at college, which was still reeling from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and needed developers. He went to work as a draftsman for the architectural firm of the famed Joseph Lyman Silsbee.
His most famous work, Fallingwater from 1935, was called “the best all-time work of American architecture” and was an example of his belief in organic architecture; it was at one time, however, in danger of falling into the water beneath it.
He was born to parents William Carey Wright and Anna Lloyd Jones in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He was married three times, first to Catherine Wright, then to Miriam Wright, then finally to Olgivanna Wright.
Paul Simon wrote the song “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright” after him.
How did Frank Lloyd Wright die?
Already well known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time.” Wright died on April 9, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona from surgical complications. He was 91 years old.
"Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall."Frank Lloyd Wright
"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other."Frank Lloyd Wright
"All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable."Frank Lloyd Wright
"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."Frank Lloyd Wright
"Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change."Frank Lloyd Wright