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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Louis Henry Sullivan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: September 13, 1856 in Boston, Massachusetts

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Architect and author worked in Chicago 1895-1924, where he died.

Biographical and Professional Information

Louis Sullivan was an inspiration to the Chicago architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. He has been called the "father of moderinsm and is thought of by many to be the creator of the modern skyscraper. It is important to note that he was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright.


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