Sam Maloof, a Maker

Sam Maloof .. his last days video


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This text is from Wikipedia about Sam. "Sam Maloof (January 24, 1916 May 21, 2009) was a furniture designer and woodworker, the first craftsman to receive a MacArthur fellowship. Maloof's work is in the collections of several major American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He was described by the N.Y. Times as "a central figure in the postwar American crafts movement". His house was in the path of the 210 freeway that was being started when we moved here in 2001 and it was moved 3 miles up Carnelian st.

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Before the pandemic started we went to the Ontario Museum of history and art. The Ontario Museum had a display of his work going on and we have been to see it twice now. We have also been to see his house/compound a few times and I never get tired of looking at his incredible work. His hand finishing and joinery are just unlike anything I have ever seen. His house is just chock full of his works of art furniture.

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