Frank Lloyd Wright in the Modern Era

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Born in 1867, just two years after the close of America’s Civil War, Frank Lloyd Wright lived to the age of 91. Over the course of his 70 year career, the architect witnessed remarkable changes in society, in technology, and in art and design. Through his visionary design philosophy Wright made his own important contributions to the 20th Century, shaping how people live and build in ways that still resonate today.

1923 - Wright marries Miriam Noel

Wright met Miriam Noel in 1915. In 1923 the couple was married, however, the marriage only lasted a year.

1896 - Utah becomes a state

Utah became the 45th state on January 4, 1896.

1912 - New Mexico becomes a state.

New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6.

1872 - Snap the Whip

American Realist painter Winslow Homer completes Snap the Whip. The painting was displayed and praised at America’s first world’s fair, the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, held in Philadelphia.

1873 - The Railway

Edouard Manet paints The Railway, one of two of his works accepted for the Paris Salon of 1874.

1907 - Oklahoma becomes a state.

Oklahoma became the 46th state on November 16th.

1959 - Hawaii becomes a state.

Hawaii became the last state admitted to the union on August 21, 1959.

1868 - Emile Zola

French realist painter Edouard Manet paints friend and writer Emile Zola.

1928 - Bird in Space

Constantin Brancusi began carving sculptures directly with his own hands in 1907, doing away with the accepted practice of having professional stone-cutters do the actual carving. By working with the materials himself, Brancusi's hands followed where the material led creating forms stripped away to their most basic shapes.

1899 - Sullivan Center

Designed Louis Sullivan and constructed from 1899 to 1904, the Sullivan Center was one of the first steel-framed structure for a department store. Carson Pirie Scott Department Store occupied the building form 1904 until 2007.

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