“A good building is the greatest of poems.”

“There is nothing so hypnotic as the truth.”

“The human soul grows by what it gives as well as what it feeds on.”

“Every great architect is—necessarily—a great poet.”

“Beauty in all forms is inspirational.”

Keiran Murphy

Keiran Murphy has been the principal historic researcher at Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright located outside of Spring Green, WI. Murphy has been involved in the research, preservation and interpretation of the five-building complex on the Taliesin Estate, co-author (with architectural historian Anne Biebel) of a published article on a find at Wright’s Hillside structure, as well as the Hillside Comprehensive Chronology.

She served as co-curator of “Taliesin: the Work of a Lifetime” in 2011, has given a number of PowerPoint presentations on the history of Wright, his home, his family, and his Taliesin Fellowship community, narrated a 3-D Virtual tour of Taliesin, and has consulted on several books about Wright and Taliesin. Murphy received her MA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin and her BFA from Emerson College, in Boston, MA.

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Photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright in the Taliesin studio with four architectural apprentices.

The Taliesin Fellowship

Reading Time: 5 minutes A photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright sitting with apprentices near the fireplace in the Taliesin studio. Photo taken in the early 1940s by David or Priscilla Henken. When I gave tours, I introduced the Taliesin Fellowship as: a coeducational apprentice program that Wright and his wife, Olgivanna, started in 1932. They wanted the apprentices to […]



Sepia studio photograph of a young boy next to a table with a vase. From the Wisconsin Historical Society - Wright collection, 1869-1968. Image ID: 31680

Frank Lloyd Wright birth and birthplace

Reading Time: 3 minutes Theodore Farrington took this photograph of a young Frank Wright in Macgregor, Iowa. The Wrights lived there from 1871 until 1873. As June 8 approaches, it’s time for the annual performance of: “When and Where was Frank Lloyd Wright born” So, I’ve got you covered on “when”. I wrote about that several years ago in […]



Color photo taken at ground level under Taliesin's horse stable. Photograph by Keiran Murphy

Newspaper under Taliesin’s Horse Stable

Reading Time: 6 minutes No, not Taliesin’s first horse stable (as seen in this post). I’m talking about the other Taliesin horse stable. The one he added some time in the Taliesin II era (you know, “The Forgotten Middle Child of Taliesin“). I think he stopped using the first stable when he started having draftsmen live with him. So […]



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