Living Room at the Frederick C. Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, Illinois

Project Statement

Prairie Style

My paintings take Frank Lloyd Wright’s domestic architecture as their subject: they depict interiors of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio and Robie House, both in Chicago. It was during a recent visit to Chicago that I learned in depth about Frank Lloyd Wright’s domestic architecture. Wright’s signature Prairie style immediately resonated with me: his straight line aesthetic, as well as his belief in the decorative value of the flat surface are elements that I have explored in my own paintings. My visual style has been influenced by my upbringing in the Great Plain of Hungary, while Wright has claimed that the broad, flat landscape of the American Midwest inspired the dramatic horizontal lines of his Prairie buildings. These are the connections that drive my engagement with Wright’s interiors.

Artworks from this project:
  • Zsofia Schweger - Dayroom at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Zsofia Schweger - Living Room at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Zsofia Schweger - Bedroom at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Zsofia Schweger - Entryway at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Zsofia Schweger - Office at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Zsofia Schweger - Living Room at the Frederick C. Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago, Illinois
  • Zsofia Schweger - Peacock Side Chair by Frank Lloyd Wright from Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel at the Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois