Frank Lloyd Wright : The Most Famous Architect

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Frank Lloyd Wright was the most famous architect known in the 20th century. He was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin and died on April 9, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona. Wright’s mother, Anna Wright, was a former schoolteacher and his father, William Carey Wright was a musician, orator, and preacher. Because of the shortage of money in the household, Wright’s family was moved all around the United States for his fathers preaching job. When Wright was nine years old his mother gave him a set of Froebel Blocks, in which he enjoyed building structures with the blocks. Wright attended the University of Wisconsin at age 15 in which he attended as a special student studying engineering because the school did not offer architecture at the time. Because of this, Wright was able to work with a hands-on experience as a part time construction project of the university, but he later dropped out after his first year finding college “boring”. Wright then moved to Chicago where he obtained a job as an entry-level draftsman for J.L Silsbee architectural firms. Like school. Wright got bored with his time at Silsbee after a year and went to work for Louis Sullivan, whom was known as the “father of skyscrapers.” Wright enjoyed this job and eventually worked his way up to head draftsman, handling house designs for clients including traditional Victorian-styles and a few new Prairie style homes. Wright was known for his work on houses, office buildings, museums, churches and
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