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Rudd to speak on Arts and Crafts furniture collecting
Rudd to speak on Arts and Crafts furniture collectingFebruary 28, 2007Mary Beth Hintonmbhinton@syr.edu
David Rudd, president of the Central New York Arts and Crafts Society and proprietor of Dalton’s American Decorative Arts, will present a lecture, “Collecting Arts and Crafts Furniture,” Thursday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of E.S. Bird Library.
The American Arts and Crafts Movement defined a decorative arts, architectural and furniture style popular from the late 1800s to early 1900s. As a design movement, its popularity remained strong until the 1930s. Furniture maker Gustav Stickley helped define this style and was an important figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement with his founding of the Craftsman Workshops in Syracuse in 1904.
Few people are more qualified than Rudd to discuss the collecting of Arts and Crafts furniture. Dalton’s American Decorative Arts is known internationally as a source of high-quality Arts and Crafts furnishings and decorative accessories. For more than 26 years, Rudd has been a dealer and appraiser of decorative arts from all periods. He is a columnist for the quarterly magazine American Bungalow and president of the board of the Central New York Arts and Crafts Society. He studied art history and design at the SUNY College at Buffalo and Syracuse University.
This talk, sponsored by the Syracuse University Library Associates, is free and open to the public. Pay parking is available in the Marion lot.