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Stickley, Gustav

Born: 1858 AD
Died: 1942 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Furniture Designer


1858 - Gustav Stickley was born on March 9th in Osceola, Wisconsin.

1870 - He began to train with his father in stone masonry and woodworking at the age of 12.

1876 - At 18 he became an apprentice in his uncle's Pennsylvania factory, where he produced chairs and caned seats.

1884 - He and two of his brothers, all educated in the family trade, established The Stickley Brothers Company -- a business that specialized primarily in furniture reproductions.

1898 - Stickley said good-bye to his business and set out on a pilgrimage to Europe. There he would exchange ideas with the design reformers of William Morris' Arts and Crafts movement.

1901 - Stickley popularized his philosophy of design in his magazine, The Craftsman and founded the Craftsman Workshops in Syracuse, New York.

1942 - Died on April 21st.


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