Frank Lloyd Wright

BIOGRAPHY

Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1867. He was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator who designed more than 1,000 projects, with 500 of them completed. Wright promoted organic architecture, was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture, and developed the concept of the Usonian home. His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. In all, he designed over a thousand works of architecture, 532 of which resulted in completed projects and over four hundred buildings survive today. The American Institute of Architects in a recent national survey recognized Frank Lloyd Wright as "The greatest American architect of all time." His world renowned masterpieces of 20th century architecture include the Robie House in Chicago (1906), Fallingwater in rural Pennsylvania (1935), the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY (1959).