Lincoln Seitzman graduated in 1943 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a mechanical engineer. He served in the Air Corps during World War II, and then joined his father’s clothing maufacturing firm, where he later became vice president in charge of design and production. During his thirty-five years in the garment business, he won many industry awards for fashion design. In 1981 he retired and became interested in woodworking. As of 1995, his work has been seen in more than thirty-five museums and twelve galleries.
White House Collection of American Crafts exhibition (Washington D.C.: National Museum of American Art, 1995)
Lincoln Seitzman graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1943. He worked for thirty-five years in his father’s clothing manufacturing firm and won many industry awards for fashion design. He became interested in woodworking after he retired and began to design and build furniture for his family. Seitzman’s turned vessels are constructed from many different colored pieces of wood, giving the surface a woven appearance. This technique is now known as “polychromatic assembly,” and Seitzman can use up to five thousand pieces to create his turned “basket illusions.”