Father of the art furniture movement, Wendell Castle (1932-2018) was a sculptor, designer, and educator for more than four decades, influencing the art and design world with his graceful and whimsical pieces. His work has led to the development of handcrafted, modern designer furniture as a major art form and his name is revered above all others in the field. His bold pieces are crafted from rare and beautiful hardwoods, plastics, veneers, and metals in a timeless contemporary style. His expression of color and exotic materials are synonymous with the Wendell Castle name. Born and educated in Kansas, Castle moved to Rochester, New York in 1961 and taught at the School for American Craftsmen.