Wendell Castle, ‘Walnut Sculpture’, 1958, Friedman Benda

Wendell Castle Remastered. Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. October 7 - December 31, 2017.

Wendell Castle Remastered. Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY. October 20, 2015 - February 28, 2016

Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms, Works from 1959 – 1979, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, September 27, 2013 – February 2, 2014.

Emily Evans Eerdmans, Jane Adlin, Glenn Adamson and Dave Barry, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonne, 1958-2012. (New York: The Artist Book Foundation, 2012). Catalogue raisonne number I.7, illustrated pg. 53.

Labaco, Ron. Wendell Castle Remastered. Museum of Arts and Design, New York: 2015. Illustrated p.18

Alastair Gordon, Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms – Works from 1959–1979 (New York: Gregory R.Miller & Co., 2012).

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About Wendell Castle

Wendell Castle is known as the father of art furniture. The artist and designer was a pioneer of a new type of handcrafted and sculptural form, one that blurred the line between art and craft when it emerged in the 1960s. Working in wood, including the technique he developed using stacked laminated wood, or in hand-carved Fiberglass, he creates bold and graceful expressions of pure form, voluminous shapes that reference the body. Along with his work as a sculptor, Castle was an educator, beginning at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the early ‘60s. In 2007 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Design from the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

American, b. 1932, Emporia, Kansas, based in Scottsville, New York