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Wendell Castle

born 1932
Resides in Scottsville, New York

Wendell Castle was born in Emporia, Kansas in 1932. He received his BA and MFA at the University of Kansas. Now artist-in-residence at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Castle ran his own school in Scottsville, New York in the 1980s. He's a trustee of the American Craft Council and an Honorary Trustee of the Renwick Gallery.

In 1994, his one-man show "Wendell Castle: Coming to Grips" was seen at Wichita State University and at the Morgan Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1992, he appeared on "Style, with Elsa Klensch" on CNN, and he was the subject (along with Albert Paley) of an hourlong documentary called "Made In America" produced by WXXI, Rochester, New York. Also in 1994, he was named a "Visionary of the American Craft Movement" by the American Craft Museum.

Castle created the case for the 500,000th Steinway Piano, which has toured the country since 1989.

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