Kansas, 1932. Scottsville, 2018.
Since the outset of his career, Wendell Castle has consistently challenged the traditional boundaries of functional design and established himself as the father of the American studio furniture movement. His work is included in the permanent collections of museums including Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.; The Art Institute of Chicago. His iconic masterpieces in wood and in Technicolor gel-coated fiberglass from the late 1960s and 1970s are fast becoming some of the most important and coveted examples of 20th century design.
“I consider myself a craftsperson rather than an artist and painting is a medium that I have been fascinated insince early on in my career when I realized that I was working mainly in wood and really wanted to add some color to my practice. This Woven Forms project presented me with a perfect opportunity to translate my paintings into functional design pieces.”