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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Art

Nationality: American

Birth Place: Richland Center (Richland county, Wisconsin, United States)

Biography:
Frank Lloyd Wright wore many hats: interior designer, writer, even educator. However, his most notable and recognized "hat" was his work in the field of architecture. Wright's works spanned from modern, gravity-defying structures like Fallingwater— a tiered, angular home perched atop a waterfall—to more classical Queen Anne-influenced works like the Walter Gale House— a house covered in neatly laid brick reminiscent of castles and kingdoms of old.

Wright's work drew inspiration from a wide variety of sources and went through many phases. His body of work includes prairie-style houses, textile block houses, and later a mature organic style that included Usonian houses. His use of zinc cames, precast concrete blocks, and glass bricks were innovative for his time, as was his use of glass as a means of incorporating "life".

A student (and later honorary graduate) of University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wright soon found himself influenced by his colleagues Joseph Lyman Silsbee and Louis Sullivan. He seemed to go wherever his work took him, as his structures can be found in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, and many other places. Scottsdale, Arizona seemed to be his "home base" of sorts, and a source of inspiration to him throughout his career.

Wright considered himself a staunch individualist; as such, he had no notable art organization memberships, although he was made an honorary member by many organizations. One particular example of his attitude towards the arts and his career is a notable quote in which an associate referred to him as "an old amateur” and he responded, "I am the oldest."

Due to the nature of his work, of course, Wright's "pieces" can't be held in a museum. They are themselves the museum. Some properties still hold his original furniture and other decorative elements, while others have replaced them with casted replicas.

 

Frank Lloyd Wright Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings of the Dr. & Mrs. Paul V. Palmer House, Phoenix, Arizona (twen...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings of the Dr. & Mrs. Paul V. Palmer House, Phoenix, Arizona (twenty-four... (Total: 24 Items)
Lot 67054
Auction 5355
Monday, April 16, 2018
$31,250.00
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings and Renderings of the Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Sussman House (twelve...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings and Renderings of the Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Sussman House (twelve works),... (Total: 12 Items)
Lot 67058
Auction 5355
Monday, April 16, 2018
$27,500.00
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings and Renderings of the Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Barton House (twelve wo...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings and Renderings of the Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Barton House (twelve works), 1... (Total: 12 Items)
Lot 67061
Auction 5355
Monday, April 16, 2018
$22,500.00
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings of the Mr. & Mrs. Louis Penfield House (three works), 1952 Ink...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings of the Mr. & Mrs. Louis Penfield House (three works), 1952 Ink, ... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 67056
Auction 5355
Monday, April 16, 2018
$13,750.00
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawing of the Mr. & Mrs. Gregor S. Affleck House, 1940 Ink, graphite a...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawing of the Mr. & Mrs. Gregor S. Affleck House, 1940 Ink, graphite and col...
Lot 67057
Auction 5355
Monday, April 16, 2018
$11,250.00

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Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings and Renderings of the Louis B. Frederick House (forty-three works), c...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawings and Renderings of the Louis B. Frederick House (forty-three works), c... (43)

Auction 5378
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin Associated Architects Planning Documents for the Bartlesville Community Center...
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin Associated Architects Planning Documents for the Bartlesville Community Center,...

Auction 5378
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Three Drawings and Renderings of the Maurice Greenberg House, Ottawa (Dousman)...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Three Drawings and Renderings of the Maurice Greenberg House, Ottawa (Dousman), ... (3)

Auction 5378
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawing for the Misses Charlcy and Gabrielle Austin House (Broad Margin), Green...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawing for the Misses Charlcy and Gabrielle Austin House (Broad Margin), Greenv... (1)

Auction 5378
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawing for the Harold Price, Jr. House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, circa 1953 I...
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959) Drawing for the Harold Price, Jr. House, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, circa 1953 I... (1)

Auction 5378
Sunday, October 21, 2018
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