After working with Louis Sullivan for six years, Frank Lloyd Wright opened his own practice.
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New York Times Magazine (4 Oct. 1953)
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Frank Lloyd Wright pioneered a long, low style known as the Prairie house. He experimented with obtuse angles and circles, creating unusually shaped structures such as the spiral Guggenheim Museum (1943-49). He developed a series of low-cost homes that he called Usonian. And most importantly, Frank Lloyd Wright changed the way we think of interior space.
Frank Lloyd Wright was married three times and had seven children. His work was controversial and his private life was often the subject of gossip. Although his work was praised in Europe as early as 1910, it was not until 1949 that he received an award from American Institute of Architects.
To learn more about Frank Lloyd Wright's tumultuous life and marriages, see Frank Lloyd Wright, The Most Famous Architect of the 20th Century from our Guide to 20th Century History.
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