Louis Sullivan

Louis Henry Sullivan (September 3, 1856 – April 14, 1924)[1] was an American architect, and has been called a "father of skyscrapers"[2] and "father of modernism".[3] He was an influential architect of the Chicago School, a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, and an inspiration to the Chicago group of architects who have come to be known as the Prairie School. Along with Wright and Henry Hobson Richardson, Sullivan is one of "the recognized trinity of American architecture".[4] The phrase "form follows function" is attributed to him, although he credited the concept to ancient Roman architect Vitruvius (as it turns out never said anything of the sort). In 1944, Sullivan was the second architect to posthumously receive the AIA Gold Medal.[5]

Louis Henry Sullivan
c. 1895
Louis Henry Sullivan

September 3, 1856
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedApril 14, 1924(1924-04-14) (aged 67)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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