ARTIST & SCULPTOR
Wendell Castle (born November 6, 1932 in Emporia, Kansas, USA) is an American furniture artist and a leading figure in American craft. He is often credited with being the father of the art furniture movement.
He has garnered a number of awards, including a 1994 'Visionaries of the American Craft Movement' award sponsored by the American Craft Museum, a 1997 Gold Medal from the American Craft Council and a 1998 Artist of the Year Award from the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester. He has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Comfort Tiffany Foundation. In 2001 he received the Award of Distinction from The Furniture Society.
At the Mushroom House, Wendell Castle is responsible for the entrance to the new addition which features a mahogany door and frame. In addition, he also designed and built the entrance doors to the original entry way.