Wendell Castle (born 1932)
Born in Emporia, Kansas, USA, Wendell Castle 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.
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.
The artist creates unique pieces that often go beyond the traditional boundaries of design, blurring the distinction between design and sculpture.
He is represented in numerous permanent museum collections like Chicago’s Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum or NY’s MET.