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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Daniella On Design Post / Colored Chair

'Daniella On Design' very kindly put this photo and text on her chic contemporary design blog. Please click on the words 'Colored Chair by John Scofield' below to go to her site.

"Colored Chair" by John Scofield
Colored Chair: Shown in Robert Motherwell's library, Greenwich, CT in the 1970s. Matisse collage on lower right was one of his 'testing' art works. Chair is made of carved cherry and poplar wood, flocking, leather, varnish.

08/29/2013 'Daniella on Design' Post:

The School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology has trained some of the best American artists and craftsmen. One of them the amazingly talented John Scofield, created this sculptural chair, the “Colored Chair” while a student in 1971. Robert Motherwell bought it three years later and kept the chair in his library for the next 17 years - until he died. In 1990 the Franklin Parrasch Gallery sold it to legendary design collectors and patrons Sydney and Frances Lewis, who gifted much of their extraordinary collection of American Arts and Crafts and French Art Deco to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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