Dana Thomas House Autumn Sumac Art Glass
Reception Door Art Glass Detail - "Autumn Sumac"
Frank Lloyd Wright created some of his finest and most detailed art glass compositions for the Susan Lawrence Dana House in Springfield, Illinois (1902). The house was later owned by Charles and Nanette Thomas. The Midwestern sumac plant is the primary theme of the art glass. The design from nature has been interpreted, reduced to its basic geometry, and rearranged in a variety of unique patterns found throughout the house. A small window overlooking the reflecting pool repeats the vertical sumac pendant detail also found in the geometric lattice pattern of the reception doors. The rich amber and brown palette mirror the autumnal color scheme of the prairie.