A new spirit in art was sweeping across America in the 1920s. American artists, dissenting from European schools of avant-garde and abstract art, were primed for a change in expression. American scenic painting was evolving into a distinct style, embracing the American ways of life.
The European explorers and settlers of North America invariably noticed that the sky of the New World was often dark with migratory birds, many of them unknown at home.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), the 20th century’s foremost modern architect, disliked most modern architecture. He dreamed of touching everyday people with the spiritual uplift of good architecture.