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Teater's Knoll: A Studio Retreat for Archie & Patricia Teater, Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Presented by Henry Whiting II

Thursday, January 30, 2020 • 12 – 1 pm

The Archie and Patricia Teater Studio is the only building in Idaho designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the only artist studio designed by Wright that was actually built. Teater's Knoll, as it is commonly named, served as the Teater's retreat for nearly 20 years, from 1958 until 1976. It was here in his beloved studio that Archie Teater produced his most creative paintings. Abandoned in 1976 because of the Teater's failing health, it sat vacant until 1982 when Henry Whiting purchased it following Patricia Teater's death. He has brought the studio back from near ruin, comprehensively restoring the studio on three separate occasions in addition to daily and seasonal upkeep.

Whiting will give a slide presentation about the Teater Studio from its inception in 1952 to the present day, focusing on its design, construction, restoration and adaptation for his own full-time residency.

Henry Whiting II is author of two books about the studio: Teater's Knoll: Frank Lloyd Wright's Idaho Legacy, (Northwood Institute Press, 1987) and At Nature's Edge: Frank Lloyd Wright's Artist Studio (University of Utah Press, 2007), winner of the Idaho Book of the Year Award in 2007 from the Idaho Library Association. He also received a Wright Spirit Award in 2019 from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy for his life's work in preserving and promoting Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture.

Admission $5 at the door • FREE for TAM Members & Students with School ID

Teater's Knoll Studio Photographs by Scot Zimmerman