An iconic figure in the art world, both in Rochester and around the world has died.
Wendell Castle died in his Scottsville home on Saturday. That word came Sunday morning from RIT, where Castle was an artist in residence. He was 85 years old.
Wendell Castle was an artist for more than 60 years and is considered a founder of the American Crafts and Art Furniture movements. More than 100 of his works are installed in museums worldwide, and up until recently, was still innovating in his studio in the Rochester area.