SULLIVAN, Louis Henry
(b. 1856, Boston, d. 1924, Chicago)


American architect, writer and draftsman. He was the leading force of progressive architecture in Chicago at its most formative period in the 1890s. He is known for his tall office buildings, skyscrapers, and department stores, often executed with his partner Dankmar Adler. While Sullivan embraced the new concept of industrialized architecture and steel frame construction, he covered his buildings with delicate ornament, often with organic or plant motifs.

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