WXXI remembers the late Wendell Castle with this documentary that captures the life of the father of the American Studio Furniture and Art Furniture Movements. A master furniture artist, designer, sculptor, and educator, Wendell challenged the art world by bridging sculpture with furniture design. Through his own words and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, you’ll learn about his early years as an artist, his creative process, and the vision for his work. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to see first-hand Wendell at work, as the film follows him on the creation of his “Dizzy” chair – from his original drawings to the finished work of art. It was one of the last chairs Wendell created.

Funding for Wendell Castle:  A Portrait is generously provided by Nocon and Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Incorporated. And, by the Sands Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Waldron Rise Foundation, Lilliputian Foundation, Louise Epstein, Tom and Ebets Judson, Martin Messinger, Mimi and Sam Tilton, Alan Cameros, Reenie and Stan Feingold, Jane Ellen Parker and Fran Cosentino, and Essie Germanow.