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Tage Frid

Tage Frid

Tage Frid, The Great Dane

Reference: Tage Frid > Artists > Burchfield Penney Art Center. https://www.burchfieldpenney.org/artists/artist:tage-frid/. Accessed 10 June 2018.

Information

Birth date: 05-29-1915
Date of death: 05-06-2004
Country of origin: Denmark Denmark
Primary Occupation: Woodworker
Secondary Occupation: Teacher
Spouse(s): Emma Frid
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Early Life

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Later Life


Career

1 Tage Frid was a native of Denmark who helped revive the art of handmade furniture in the United States. Mr. Frid, who was long associated with the Rhode Island School of Design, was both a highly influential teacher and an innovator whose approach was at odds with that of many furniture designers. Mr. Frid arrived in the United States in 1948 along with his friend Jack Prip, a silversmith, after being recruited by Mrs. Aileen Webb, founder of the American Crafts Council, to teach at the new School for American Craftsmen in Alfred, New York. Tage moved with the school when it was shifted to the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1950, and in 1962 he went to the Rhode Island School of Design to head its department of woodworking and furniture design until his retirement. Beginning in the mid-1970's, Mr. Frid began to reach woodworking students outside his classes. He was a force in starting Fine Woodworking magazine. Mr. Frid's foremost writing achievement, the three-volume Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking (Taunton Press, 1993), is still in print and remains one of the most respected set of manuals on the subject.

Image Gallery

wooden stool
Three Legged Stool by Tage Frid

Quotes

Tage Frid wrote:
I don’t care how it is made – he (the craftsman) can make it with his teeth or a machine – it is still the final product that counts.

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References

1 Tage Frid - RIT: Art on Campus. http://artoncampus.rit.edu/artist/350/. Accessed 13 Feb. 2019.

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