Green, Aaron


Aaron G. Green

Aaron Gus Green (born May 4, 1917, in Corinth, Mississippi, died June 5, 2001) grew up in Florence, Alabama. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Florence State College and Cooper Union. Green was invited by Wright to join Taliesin as an apprentice in the early 1940s, from which point the two maintained a close friendship. It was his Taliesin fellowship at Spring Green, Wisconsin and Scottsdale, Arizona, from 1940 to 1943 under the tutelage of Frank Lloyd Wright that profoundly shaped his career.

The Aaron G. Green Collection spans the years 1951-2001 (bulk 1955-1985), and includes files created by Green and his firm Aaron G. Green and Associates. The collection is organized into seven series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, Project Records, Skylawn Corporation, American Hebrew Academy, and Digital Files. The collection documents Green’s career including his education, architectural practice, and association with Taliesin. His career focused on designing religious and funerary buildings, of which many are well documented in this collection.

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