Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

  • Walter Gale House, Oak Park, Illinois 1893
  • Fireplace Alice Barnsdale Hollyhock House Los Angeles, California 1917
  • Ornament Alice Barnsdale Hollyhock House Los Angeles, California 1917
  • Alice Millard House Pasadena, California 1923
  • Beth Sholom Synagogue Elkins Park, PA 1954
  • Nathan G. Moore House II Oak Park, Illinois 1923

Sullivan’s free manner, learned from Furness was transmitted to Frank Lloyd Wright, along with tales of the Furness manner that Wright remembered in his 1950s visit to Philadelphia. He recalled Sullivan describing a moment where Furness wished to get all of his clients together at the Academy of Music – so he could tell them to “Go to Hell.” When he encountered Furness’ University of Pennsylvania’s Library he described it as “the work of an artist.” It was Wright as well who was given Sullivan’s cache of drawings from his time in the Furness office which Wright later gave to the Avery Library. © George E. Thomas