Bagley Wright A final gift for Seattle from philanthropist Bagley Wright By Florangela Davila • Mar 21, 2013 Seattle Art Museum Listen Listening... / 3:47 If you’re a Seattle arts and culture lover, you owe a lot to a man named Bagley Wright. The Space Needle, Benaroya Hall, Seattle Repertory Theater — Wright helped build or create all of them. Then there’s the art he’s given to the city. Seattle icon and creator of icons, Bagley Wright dies By Paula Wissel • Jul 20, 2011 Flickr One of Seattle’s most -influential arts patrons and real estate developers has passed away. Bagley Wright died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 87, according to Seattlepi.com. His name is synonymous with much of what makes Seattle unique.