Photograph. Black and white photograph measuring 9 1/2" x 7 1/4" [12" x 15" with mount, mat, and frame]. Mrs. Lloyd Wright poses in an elegant quilt Kimono-style jacket. Fine. Item #58832
Inscribed by Olgivanna Lloyd Wright on the paper mount below her photo: "To Dr. and Mrs. Durham, with affection, Olgivanna Lloyd Wright, 1975." The "Dr. Durham" refers to the well respected academic and LDS Church general authority G. Homer Durham.
Olgivanna, born in Cetinje (what was then the capital of Montenegro), was the third and final wife of the world famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout their life together, Mrs. Wright created an environment in which her husband's creativity could flourish, and she continued to promote his accomplishments after his death as well. Together they formed the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (aka the Taliesin Fellowship). Up until the school's formation, there had been no school such as this, where the students "learned by doing," while working right beside Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition to all the work that she put into the school, the worldly Olgivanna was also a dancer, author, and composer.