Wendell Castle has been a sculptor, designer and educator for over 4 decades. He is known throughout the world for his innovative designs in wood, plastic and bronze. Mr. Castle's work is represented in many major museum and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe, and the Far East. These include the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Smithsonian, Washington, DC, The Chicago Art Institute, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NationsBank, Atlanta, Georgia; and American Express, New York, New York.
He has been recognized many times over for his contributions to the design and art field in the United States, having received numerous awards, grants and honors for his accomplishments. These include three honorary doctoral degrees, several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Gold Medal Award and being named a Fellow by the American Craft Council, listing in Who’s Who in American Art, the Golden Plate award from the American Academy of Achievement, the Visionaries award from the American Craft Museum, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, The Award of Distinction from the Furniture Society, the Outstanding Achievement Award, from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Lifetime Achievement Award For Excellence in Design from The Brooklyn Museum of Art.