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General Information

Name:  Frank Lloyd Wright  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin


Illinois Connection

Frank Lloyd Wright moved to Chicago in 1887 where he joined the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Within the year, he had left Silsbee to work for the firm of Adler & Sullivan as an apprentice to Louis Sullivan. In 1889, he married his first wife, Catherine Lee "Kitty" Tobin (1871-1959) and purchased land in Oak Park, Illinois. There, he built his first home and studio.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frank Lloyd Wright is considered to be one of the founders of modern architecture. He is regarded by many as the greatest arechitect of the twentieth century. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin but began his career in Chicago. Some of his most famous examples of architecture are located in the Midwest. Wright authored twenty books and numerous articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe.

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