Art: Native Genius

In the still predawn hours, the old man sleeping in a room in St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz, was heard to sigh deeply, and then he was dead. So last week departed Frank Lloyd Wright, 89, three days after a successful operation to remove an intestinal block. With his passing, the U.S. lost its greatest architect—a lone, yeasty genius who devoted his life to working out his own unique vision of what architecture could be in a democratic society. "If this were an age like the Renaissance." said Architect Eero Saarinen. "Frank Lloyd...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!