Wendell Castle




Wendell Castle (b. November 6, 1932 in Emporia, Kansas, USA) is an American furniture artist and a leading figure in American craft. He is often credited with being the father of the art furniture movement.
In 1958, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in industrial design, and in 1961, he received a Master of Fine Arts, both from the University of Kansas.
From 1962-1969, he taught at Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, in Rochester, NY, and is now an Artist in Residence. In 1980, he opened the Wendell Castle School in Scottsville, NY.
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