The Life Of A Genius: Frank Lloyd Wright 

Guggenheim museum designed Frank Lloyd Wright

There are true artists in any art form, and then there are some that can only make a living out of it. This is especially true when it comes to the world of architecture. You have some buildings that simply take your breath away, like the Empire State Building or the Eiffel Tower, and then you have some buildings like the BBQ shack down the street from the railroad. Some architects shine more than others, but the work of Frank Lloyd Wright shines brighter than all the rest. 


Born on June 8, 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright was an infamous architect that changed the world of architecture forever. Regarded as the best architect ever, Wright forgone the education of architecture school, instead opting to gain countless years of in-depth, hands-on experience. His interior and exterior designs were revolutionary, to say the least, as he was highly involved in every process of manufacturing his work. As talented as he was prolific, Frank Lloyd Wright quickly made a name for himself in the world of architecture, instantly changing the face of design as we knew it. If you don’t believe us, just take a look for yourself. 


Back In The Day: Wright’s Early Life 

A self-taught architect, there’s not much to go on when it comes to Frank Lloyd Wright’s early education. The only known facts are that he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison without ever having graduated. After his time at the university, Wright hopped around from job to job before finding steady work at Adler & Sullivan in 1888. Here, Wright found work designing and sketching a variety of interior designs for the firm. It was here that Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and style caught the attention of a variety of architecture firms and businesses. 


Bouncing from Adler & Sullivan in 1893, Frank Lloyd Wright went into business for himself, opening his own firm in the Schiller Building in downtown Chicago. Interestingly enough, Wright went to work in this building because it reminded him of the homey and quaint quality that Adler & Sullivan’s office had. It was here that Frank Lloyd Wright would design his most infamous and lauded sketches, some of which are regarded as some of the best sketches ever drawn. 


Look On In Amazement: Wright’s Most Popular Pieces 

Over the course of his eclectic career, Frank Lloyd Wright designed and manufactured a variety of different structures. Ranging from fraternity homes to prairie style homes, Wright had an incredibly versatile range of work by the time he passed away. Various notable public works of his included the Larkin Administration Building, the Midway Gardens, and even the Banff National Park. 


One of the more prominent accomplishments that Frank Lloyd Wright brought to the world of architecture is the use of prairie style homes. By bringing in this past look, Wright was able to modernize this past symbol of quaintness. Critics and individuals both lauded these homes as the perfect blend of the past and the present. Through these prairie style homes, Frank Lloyd Wright became the infamous architect that he’s regarded as today.