Frank Lloyd Wright, Dot Portrait


People sometimes refer to a stipple drawing of a subject’s visage as a dot portrait. To me, it’s all pointillism — think Georges Seurat, who painted the wildly successful “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte“. This is another in my weekly series covering architects I’ve drawn in this style for the Reader’s Digest. This one’s a biggie: Frank Lloyd Wright. Likely the foremost American architect. According to wikipedia, “His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. Wright authored 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio. Already well known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time.”

Here is my illustration, or dot portrait, of Frank Lloyd Wright…



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