Sam Maloof (1916-2009) was born in Chino, California, to parents who had emigrated to the United States from Lebanon. He took his first woodworking class in high school, and his talent was recognized by an art teacher. He was primarily self-taught and worked out of a home workshop. His career began just as the American modernism movement was becoming popular, and even after his work became immensely popular, and he turned down a multimillion-dollar offer to mass produce his work, he…
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions.