Syracuse, NY. Gustav Stickley House, Columbus Ave., 1900, interior remodeled 1902. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2012.
Syracuse, NY. Clarence S. Congdon House, ca. 1909. Clarendon St. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2012.
I'll be giving this talk at my local library...come if you are in the area!
Gustav Stickley, Central New York and the Arts & Crafts Movement
an illustrated lecture by
Dr. Samuel D. Gruber
Monday, August 5, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Petit Branch Library - Onondaga County Public Library System
105 Victoria Place, Syracuse, New York 13210
In the first years of the 20th century Gustav Stickley and his home on Columbus Avenue, on Syracuse's Eastside, was the center of the American Arts and Craft Movement – not just for Central New York, but for the nation. Through example in furniture and architecture, and by publication of The Craftsman magazine, Stickley and his associates played a major role shaping American houses, and and equally how Americans viewed the relationship between art and life.
Gustav Stickley. page from Craftsman Furniture Made by Gustav Stickley (1910, Dover reprint, 1979).
Stickley furniture on view at Everson Museum in exhibit An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2013
This talk will emphasize Stickley's career in Syracuse, and the role played in local arts by architects Lamont Warner, Clarence S. Congdon, Ward Wellington Ward and others, as well as ceramicist Adelaide Alsop Robineau and stained glass artist Henry Keck. The talk coincides with the current exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts Gustav Stickley.
Early 20th century fashion on view at Everson Museum in exhibit An American Look: Fashion, Decorative Arts & Gustav Stickley. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber 2013