Studio For Franklin Watkins, 1940

Studio For Franklin Watkins, 1940

John Luttropp
Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for a painting studio on the Jersey Shore for Philadelphia Painter Franklin Watkins. Named "Windswept" by Wright, it was presented to the client in 1940, but the studio was never built (after experiencing the complexity of construction in putting together this model, I can understand why. It is more fine cabinetry than traditional building construction). I worked from rough plans found on the Internet and from the book: “Wright 1917-1942” by Taschen. This is a fully detailed model with interior. I followed the plans as closely as possible, including the design for the wall structure and roofs, but made some guesses at the interior details, especially the bathroom/bookself wall on the lower level. If you like it, please say so. If you have comments, please leave them for me. The painting in the studio easel is Watkins’ infamous “Suicide in Costume” from 1931—the first work that gained him national attention as a painter. Thanks to all those whose models I’ve incorporated into mine, and especially the beach dunes model I used by ‘coolness’. #Cabin #Frank_Lloyd_Wright #Franklin_Watkins #Jersey_Shore #New_Jersey #Painters_Studio #Seaside_studio #small_house
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