ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

WENDELL CASTLE

Born in 1932, American designer and craftsman Wendell Castle has been creating unique pieces of handmade sculpture and furniture since the 1950s. Over his long career, Castle has received numerous awards, including a 1994 “Visionaries of the American Craft Movement” award sponsored by the American Craft Museum and a 1997 Gold Medal from the American Craft Council. In 2007, he received the Modernism Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brooklyn Museum. Castle has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, among others. His work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York; the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Detroit Institute of Arts; and Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin.

Castle is currently an Artist in Residence at the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology. He lives and works in Scottsville, New York.