Wendell Castle 1932 2018
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Wendell Castle, the father of the art furniture movement, died Saturday at age 85.I'm privileged to have spent a few days with him while shooting a video, and while our time together was personal, the time wasn't long enough to call him a friend.
Thoughtful, soft-spoken and passionate are three words that come to my mind.I'm willing to admit that I'm not in love with all his furniture - though many pieces are amazing.I will let you and posterity provide the praise his work deserves.
I'd rather say a few words about the man I met.As a child he was dyslexic and a poor student who said he was good at two things: drawing and daydreaming - neither of which were valued in his small town in Kansas.
He persevered against expectations to put those passions to work.As with anything worthwhile, it took some time and there were what he considered to be missteps along the way, but Wendell was very comfortable with reinventing himself.
In fact, he felt that was an important part of growing as a person and an artist.His style changed many times throughout his career primarily because he got tired of doing 'that thing'...