Louis Henry Sullivan was born today September 3, 1856. The American architect has been called the “father of modernism”. He is considered by many as the creator of the modern skyscraper, was an influential architect and critic of the Chicago School, and was a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright. The works that still stand represent a transition from traditional architectural style and ornament to modern buildings form and function.
“Once you learn to look at architecture not merely as an art more or less well or more or less badly done, but as a social manifestation, the critical eye becomes clairvoyant”. – Louis Sullivan
Source: Art Institute Chicago