Wendell Castle Research Paper

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Wendell Castle Wendell Castle was born and educated in Kansas but moved to New York in 1961 and is where he has done most of work so far. He was well known for being the father of the art furniture movement. He has taught at the school of American Craftsmen. He is a sculptor, designer, and an educator for more than four decades. Wendell Castle has been an inspiration and influenced many art designers. His work has led to the development of handcrafted and modern furniture that is well known under his name. I could not find much of a background on where and how he grew up into becoming the artist he is today. But through doing some research, could tell that he was inspired by nature and the art of furniture. He wanted to create furniture…show more content…
Some of these awards consist of the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Design, 1999 Masters of the Medium, 1994 Visionaries of the American Craft Movement, and lastly in 1973-1988 the Visual Artists Fellowship Grant, and three other grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1980, he opened the Wendell Castle School in Scottsville, NY because he was credited as being the father of the art furniture movement and his furniture is still being sold in today’s age. Opening this school in Scottsville, NY he is able to teach those who are willing to create furniture designs under the teachings of Wendell Castle. They teach these students how to create furniture that has been done by Castle and then they are able to create their own based on the techniques that were used by Castle himself.

My opinion of Wendell Castle is that he was a great and inspiring artists through his very own unique creations. His kind of furniture was not something you saw every day in a household. It could be seen in a nice old fashion household and wealthy mansion where individuals love these types of furniture. His furniture looks really cool and one day I would like to buy some of his furniture if I were able to afford it because the designs are something that have never been seen before in

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