Wishbone chair by arthur espenet carpenter, 1989 moderne. Art carpenter, selftaught woodworker writes about his process of becoming a designer of innovative and creative furniture. This example is from 1989 and represents the most highly articulated version of this design. Arthur espenet carpenter, my father, was one of the most original, creative designers of contemporary 20th century furniture. Arthur espenet carpenter sculptures for sale value guide.
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A contemporary of esherick and nakashima, carpenter was the patron saint of the baulines craft guild, the groundbreaking craft guild. Shown here is his bedroom, with sliding doors opening to the trees. Pour en savoir plus sur arthur espenet carpenter, parcourez ses. Worldclass woodworker sam maloof 19162009, the first craftsperson to receive a macarthur foundation grant, inhabited his family compound in alta loma, california, for 45 years until the state. Download worldclass woodworker sam maloof 19162009, the first craftsperson to receive a macarthur foundation grant, inhabited his family compound in alta loma, california, for 45 years until the state of california decided that a new highway was needed, and that the maloof homestead was in. In 1970, arthur espenet carpenter created the coolest. It provides a narrative filled with sound advice on leadership, business and living ones purpose. Kimberly then moved to petaluma, california to apprentice with master furniture maker and sculptor, michael cullen. Jon and i have always agreed that true success comes from helping others succeed. Rib chair by arthur espenet carpenter california design. Arthur espenet carpenter wallmounted headboard sep 28.
Photograph courtesy of todd merrill studio bay area woodworker arthur espenet carpenter, known professionally as. His pieces are on display throughout the country, from the oakland museum in california to the yale university museum. In the fall of 1976, gary was invited to the monterey peninsula museum of art to exhibit furniture along with arthur carpenter and sam maloof in the california craftsman exhibit. Arthur espenet carpenter was born in new york city in 1920. Wishbone chair by arthur espenet carpenter, 1989 moderne gallery. Rare and classic espenet design with beautiful illuminated interior. After completing her apprenticeship, she opened her own studio in the selfbuilt home and workshop of first generation studio furniture maker, arthur espenet carpenter, in bolinas, california. John carpenter has 52 books on goodreads with 79 ratings. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Rare arthur espenet carpenter turned teak bowl american. This example is from 1989 and represents the most highly articulated version. The nightstands have since been sold and are not a part of this item they are only shown in the. Arthur espenet carpenter january 20, 1920 june 1, 2006 was a master woodworker and furniture maker known for his wishbone chair and desk with scalloped seashell sides. Arthur espenet carpenter january 20, 1920 june 1, 2006 was a master woodworker and.
In 1972, he was in woodenworks, the genredefining show at the smithsonians renwick gallery, along with george nakashima, sam maloof, wharton esherick, and wendell castle. Books by john carpenter author of big trouble in little. Arthur carpenter phone, address, court records zabasearch. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The book inspires me because it is one mans narrative about his choices with life. He commanded a landing force that went ashore at puerto cortes, honduras in 1911, and participated in. Arthur espenet carpenter bolinas, ca furniture designers. It is currently under the direction of robert aibel and his son joshua aibel. In 1966 life did a story on the circular house woodworker arthur espenet carpenter designed for himself in bolinas, california. Art carpenter, though diminutive in stature, was a giant in the woodworking pantheon. Arthur espenet carpenter was an artist and woodworker who built exquisite furniture. The following oral history transcript is the result of a taperecorded interview with arthur espenet carpenter on june 20 and september 4, 2001. Please check out my fathers book, education of a woodsmith. Arthur espenet carpenter monumental wall mounted headboard.
Please see all of the information about him online he was deemed a living california treasure in 1984, and his works appea. A rare pair of wishbone armchairs studio made by arthur espenet carpenter 19202006, bolinas, ca. Ceramics, mosaics, tapestries, and wood carvings by the california midcentury designers evelyn and jerome ackerman by dan chavkin, lisa thackaberry, and jonathan adler. Arthur schuyler carpender 24 october 1884 10 january 1960 was an american admiral who commanded the allied naval forces in the southwest pacific area during world war ii a 1908 graduate of the united states naval academy, carpender sailed around the world with the great white fleet. Arthur espenet carpenter was activelived in new york, california. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. It stands as a place of creativity and exploration in wood, where tripp continues to work.
Founded in 1984 by robert aibel, moderne gallery is housed in almost 20,000 square feet in a historic building located in the old city gallery district of philadelphia. Wallmounted mahogany slab headboard by arthur espenet carpenter on sep 28, 2019. His book, 160 pages with magnificent color photographs, has been over 20 years in the writing. Learn about the artist and find an indepth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and. Moderne gallery specializes in 20th and 21st century furniture, lighting, ceramics, turned wood and accessories. Arthur espenet carpenter, was a selftaught woodworker based in san francisco, california, and recognized as a master studio designer in the postwar american studio furniture movement, working alongside such contemporaries as sam maloof, george nakashima and wendell castle. Arthur espenet carpenter was like the fifth beatle of american woodworking. Todd merrills new book is a musthave for design collectors. We provide carpenter services for households and offices, to help you customize or repair furniture, doors, windows, broken door knobs, hinges, handles etc. Book the rover boys on the river by arthur winfield. Arthur espenet carpenter smithsonian american art museum. Arthur espenet carpenter american, 19202006rare set of six wishbone armchairs, 1980walnut and brown leather with.
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Classic rolltop desk by arthur espenet carpenter, 1968 moderne. His work is in the collection of the smithsonian institution, museum of modern art and museum of arts and design in new york. Espenet studio, located on the bolinas lagoon, was built in 1960 by tripps father, arthur espenet carpenter ii. Art espenet carpenter 19202006 the furniture society. A look back at the show provides a snapshot of a time in the creative lives of five woodworkers who were to be leading influences in the development of american studio furniture.
In summer of 1976, he attended anderson ranch school in aspen colorado and studied with arthur espenet carpenter, sam maloof and john nyquist. Arthur carpenter is known for furniture, objects, sculpture. The five were esherick, arthur espenet carpenter 19202006, sam maloof 19162009, wendell castle 1932 and george nakashima 19051990. By the nineteen sixties he was designing and making handsome one of a kind works of furniture. Art espenet carpenter, 86, who made sleek and distinctive. The interview took place in bolinas, california, and was conducted by kathleen hanna for the archives of american art, smithsonian institution. Please see all of the information about him online he was deemed a living california treasure in 1984, and his works appear in many museums as well as the smithsonian. Tripp carpenters espenet furniture jewelry box art.225 480 1046 1004 71 264 512 1460 960 1034 1184 1307 1511 1040 759 98 1199 95 953 1021 1065 1269 1066 152 1133 889 954 87 592 1123 1475 814 394 484 21 697 252 439 1022 82 47 558 247 792 716 1411 1394 872 520 1108