Frank Lloyd Wright
- Exhibition Label
- An impresario of modern American design, Frank Lloyd Wright was a master builder who founded the Prairie School of architecture. His organic approach to design was exemplified by Fallingwater, the cantilevered Pennsylvania house he built in the mid-1930s, and by the custom-made "Usonian" homes he designed in that period to modernize domestic life: instead of dividing interior spaces into rooms with specific functions, Wright introduced larger "workspaces" with progressively more open areas. He also made use of such new building materials as concrete, glass bricks, and Pyrex tubing.
- Based at his Taliesin and Taliesin West studios (in Wisconsin and Arizona, respectively) and surrounded by a fellowship of apprentice architects, Wright designed more than 1,000 projects, including the Johnson Wax headquarters, the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, and the Guggenheim Museum-perhaps the leading example of his fascination for the enveloping shape he called the "architecture of the within."
- Data Source
- National Portrait Gallery
- Arnold A. Newman, 3 Mar 1918 - 6 Jun 2006
- Frank Lloyd Wright, 8 Jun 1867 - 9 Apr 1959
- Credit Line
- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
- Gelatin silver print
- Image: 34 × 46.7 cm (13 3/8 × 18 3/8")
- Sheet: 40.4 × 50.3 cm (15 7/8 × 19 13/16")
- Mat: 63.5 × 81.3 cm (25 × 32")