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F. Scott FitzgeraldTwentieth century literature also provided a springboard for Irish influence on the American cultural scene.  Almost too numerous to mention, authors William Kennedy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frank McCourt,  Eugene O’Neill and Alice McDermott have created the voice of Irish American literature. 
American artists of Irish descent include Georgia O’Keeffe and Thomas A. O’Shaughnassy, an American Celtic revival designer whose stained glass windows at Old St. Patrick’s Church in Chicago recall the designs from the ancient Book of Kells.  Louis H. Sullivan, a modernist architect and father of the skyscraper became one of the most influential voices in American architecture. 
At the close of the 20th century, Irish Americans have taken their place among the most accomplished members of society.  In creating the Irish American Hall of Fame, we will have the opportunity to preserve their individual stories and contributions.  Is there a 20th Century Irish American that you would like to know more about?  Send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and perhaps we will explore their story.

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