Arthur Carpenter

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Arthur Espenet Carpenter (January 20, 1920 – June 1, 2006)[1][2] was a master woodworker and furniture maker[3][4][5] known for his wishbone chair and desk with scalloped seashell sides. Self-taught, he joined the Baulines Craft Guild. He also taught had apprentices. His work is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Arts and Design in New York. He was declared a “living California treasure” in 1984.[6] He received The Furniture Society's Award of Distinction in 2001.

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  1. ^ Oral history interview with Arthur Espenet Carpenter, 2001 June 20-2001 September 4
  2. ^ Art Espenet Carpenter, 86, Who Made Sleek and Distinctive Furniture, Dies
  3. ^ Art Carpenter: 1920-2006 Self-taught woodworker and influential West Coast furniture maker dies at 86 by Matt Berger June 2, 2006 Fine Woodworking
  4. ^ SACRAMENTO BEE: MASTER OF THE GUILD Sacramento Bee - Oct 17, 1987
  5. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer - December 26, 1985 - C06 FEATURES PEOPLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT; INFLUENTIAL WORKERS IN WOOD AT SNYDERMAN
  6. ^ Arthur Espenet Carpenter Archived September 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Craft in America