COMMENTARIES IN MEMORIAM ESSAYS
by John W. Geiger
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT CHRONOLOGY
Note by John Geiger
I started this time-line to keep track of Wright’s sale of Japanese prints as described by Julia Meech in her Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan (Harry Abrams, 2001). It became obvious in that reading that Wright supported his life style and architectural practice through the sale of Japanese prints, not the other way around. I have added other data from my readings that were of interest to me in tracing Wright’s peregrinations through life from birth to death. There are extensive quotes from my correspondence with Curtis Besinger that trace the architectural changes at Taliesin during Besinger’s time there. I had asked him to detail what he knew about those changes for the benefit of history. This is a very personal tract and I am pleased to share it with those who are interested.
Editor's note: Referenced sources are given full bibliographic citation at the bottom of the timeline page. Illustrations presented in the side column were selected by Geiger, with a few further ones added according to his instructions. Most photographs are from the Geiger collection; occasionally images are unidentied as to origin. Any comment in the captions is original to the Geiger manuscript. Minor editing has been done for consistency in date formats and citations.