Frank Lloyd Wright / Urn / about 1903Frank Lloyd Wright
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Creator Name: Wright, Frank Lloyd
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: 1867 - 1956
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Frank Lloyd Wright
Creator Name: James A. Miller & Brothers
Creator Role: Manufacturer
Creator Active Place: Chicago, Illinois
Creator Name-CRT: James A. Miller & Brothers
Title: Urn
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1901
Creation End Date: 1905
Creation Date: about 1903
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Copper
Materials and Techniques: Molded and hand-hammered sheet copper
Dimensions: H.18-3/4 x D.19-1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 98.276.3
Credit Line: The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota
Copyright: ? Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Wright made two designs for urns, which he used in a number of his most important commissions. The urns were among Wright's favorite objects and fit in with his desire for an integrated environment that blended exterior and interior elements and brought nature indoors. Earlier photographs show the urns in the locations for which they were made, filled with prairie plants of the Midwest. Constructed of separate molded, hand-hammered copper sections, soldered together, each urn varies slightly in shape and dimensions. A patina built up with thin glazes of colored lacquer gives the appearance of age. The circle-in-a-square motif occurs in many Wright designs.

AMICA ID: MIA_.98.276.3
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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