To control SPAM, you must now be a registered user to post to this Message Board.
EFFECTIVE 14 Nov. 2012 PRIVATE MESSAGING HAS BEEN RE-ENABLED. IF YOU RECEIVE A SUSPICIOUS DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS AND PLEASE REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.
This is the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's
Message Board. Wright enthusiasts can post questions and comments, and other people visiting the site can respond.
You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, *-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this forum have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time they see fit.
- Posts: 309
- Joined: Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:07 pm
We all know Sullivan died "penniless" as they always say. But what exactly happened to him. I should read a biography at some point. Did he spend too much? Did he alienate clients? Was it just a matter of changing tastes and an unwillingness to change with them?
- Posts: 67
- Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:32 am
I wondered if he (Sullivan) was homo-se-xual
- Posts: 10778
- Joined: Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:48 am
Whether gay or not depends on how much credit you give the Twombly biography of Sullivan, which was, I believe, the first time it was brought up. It seems to be more surmise than fact-based conclusion. Same goes for Wright, who was similarly hinted at in the same book. Apparently there was more 'evidence' about Cecil Corwin, which may have rubbed off on LHS and FLW.
Sullivan had problems that dated from and caused the demise of his years with Adler: the demon rum.
- Posts: 1631
- Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:30 pm
- Location: Fremont CA
Twombly attributes the decline to three causes, the big one being, as mentioned, his drinking. The second was his ill-tempered peevishness with clients (which the drinking could have exacerbated). The third was Adler's departure; he was the engineering brains as Sullivan was the design brains, and each needed the other.