WENDELL CASTLE
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Deep Night, 2013
17.5 x 74.875 x 31.875 inches
44.5 x 190.2 x 81 cm
Edition of 3

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Born in Kansas in 1932, Wendell Castle received a B.F.A. from the University of Kansas in Industrial Design in 1958 and an M.F.A. in sculpture, graduating in 1961. He moved to Rochester, New York to teach at the School of American Craftsmen and established a permanent studio in the area, which is where he still works today.

 

Wendell Castle's work can be found in the permanent collections of more than 40 museums and cultural institutions around the world, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); Art Institute of Chicago, (IL); Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington D.C.); Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Quebec, Canada); Museum of Art and Design (New York, NY); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, (MA); Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (Trondheim, Norway); Philadelphia Museum of Art (PA); and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Castle has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including four National Endowment for the Arts grants, three honorary degrees, a Visionaries of the American Craft Movement Award from the American Craft Museum (1994), the American Craft Council Gold Medal (1997), Master of the Medium Award from The James Renwick Alliance of National Museum of American Art, (1999), and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brooklyn Museum of Art (2007). A catalogue raisonné of Castle's work will be published in 2014.

 

Download Artist's CV
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October 7 - November 14, 2013
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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January 10 - February 9, 2013
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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October 25 2012 - January 26 2013
Barry Friedman Ltd., New York, NY
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November 4 2011 - January 7 2012
Carpenters Workshop Gallery, London, UK
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May 3 - August 13, 2010
Barry Friedman Ltd.
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Barry Friedman Ltd.
2008
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A Well Stated Place
Modern Magazine
Summer 2014
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Wendell Castle
1stdibs
March 2014
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Cultured 25: Wendell Castle
Cultured,
Spring 2014
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Wendell Castle: Friedman Benda
Modern Painters,
April 2013
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Wendell Castle: Barry Friedman Ltd. and Friedman Benda
ARTnews
March 2013
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Wendell Castle: A New Environment
Interior Design,
January 29, 2013
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Amber Perfume in Brooklyn, 1.2 Million Desk: N.Y. Scene
BloombergBusinessweek,
January 25, 2013
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Object of the Day
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,
January 15, 2013
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Wendell Castle presents an installation of stack-laminated pieces at Friedman Benda
Artdaily.org,
January 14, 2013
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Art House | Wendell Castle
New York Times Magazine,
January 10, 2013
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Profile: Wendell Castle on Furniture Design as Sculpture
Whitewall,
January 9, 2013
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Famed designer Wendell Castle exhibits at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
artdaily
January 3, 2013
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Wendell Castle a Portrait of The Artist As A Very Young Octogenarian
american craft
January 2013
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Design Pioneer Talk: Wendell Castle
Design Miami,
December 8, 2012
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The Brief: Wendell Castle Turns 80
Art in America,
December 2012
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Wendell Castle: 500 Words
Artforum,
November 13, 2012
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When Furniture Wandered Into Sculpture
New York Times,
November 9, 2012
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Wendell Castle at Barry Friedman and Friedman Benda
Huffington Post,
October 25, 2012
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Don't Miss: Wendell Castle
W Magazine,
October 19, 2012
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Aldrich to Feature Wendell Castle
Danbury News Times,
October 17, 2012
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An Extended Celebration of a Lively Career
New York Times,
October 17, 2012
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Wendell Castle: A Trailblazer at Full Throttle
Metropolitan,
Fall 2012
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Things We Like
Modern Painters,
October 2012
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The Art of Furniture
Popular Woodworking,
September 12, 2012
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The King of the Castle
Surface,
September 2012
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Reflections on Wendell Castle
Modern Magazine,
Fall 2012
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Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms slideshow
ArtInfo,
August 26, 2012
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Wendell Castle: A L'Ecoute des materiaux
Conaissance des arts,
March 2012
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Crafting Modernism
Democrat & Chronicle,
March 2012
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Modern News & Notes
Modern Magazine,
Spring 2012
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Famous, Again
Wall Street Journal,
September 2011
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Wendell Castle
The Art Economist,
March 2011
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Recent Acquisitions to Inaugurate New Space in Brooklyn Museum
Antiques and the Arts Weekly,
February 25, 2011
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Mentors & Makers at Rochester Contemporary
City Newspaper,
February 9, 2011
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Furniture Is Just High Art, Like Sculpture
The Art Newspaper,
May 2010
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A Perch with Flair
Art & Auction,
May 2010
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The Best in Design 2010
Architectural Digest Collector,
Issue 3, 2010
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Frieze Art Fair & PAD 2009
Beaux Arts,
October 2009
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Shifting Shapes and Breaking the Rules
American Craft,
October - November, 2008
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Design
Wallpaper,
October, 2008
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Wendell Castle
Whitewall,
October, 2008
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Design's Ten to Watch
Art + Auction,
April, 2008