One of a Kind James Monroe Camp Studio Coffee Table in Walnut, USA, 1975 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 384 master 2 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 378 master 3 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 386 master 4 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 385 master 5 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 382 master 6 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 381 master 7 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 380 master 8 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 379 master 9 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 383 master 10 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 376 master 11 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 377 master 12 190913 Original In Berlin New Arrivals N 387 master 13

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One of a Kind James Monroe Camp Studio Coffee Table in Walnut, USA, 1975

One of a kind James Monroe camp coffee table in walnut. Signed!

James Monroe Camp was a self-taught, African-American artist who began working in wood to fill what he called "a need for self-expression." After serving as a drill sergeant in the Korean War, Mr. Camp moved to Camden, New Jersey where he opened his first woodworking studio in 1963, after a brief career as an electrician at RCA. He moved operations to Philadelphia in 1967, opening his eponymous studio, J. Camp Designs, at 20th and Sansom Street. Camp was well-known in Philadelphia Craft circles and beyond, purportedly earning commissions from the likes of Hollywood superstars Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and John Wayne. It's unknown how many furniture and woodworking commissions Camp received, but the great pride he took with his creations (they are almost always effusively signed), the small size of his studio, and the rarity with which his work appears on the secondary market, suggests that he was likely working alone and produced a modest output over his career. Camp's brand of organic modernism is expressed through heavily carved, massive forms in laminated or solid walnut with simple joinery and echoes the influence of fellow East coast woodworkers like Wendell Castle. This generation of woodworkers pushed furniture to the forefront of the American Craft movement, which by 1972 was solidly canonized with the opening of the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, and its inagural exhibition "Wooden Works: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen."


Details

Designer: James Camp

Place of origin: United States

Date of manufacture: 1975

Period: American Craftsman

Material: Walnut

Condition: Excellent

Price: € 8535.00

Reference Nr: € Tc.ob.JamesCamp.v.1812a

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm

Width: 99.06 cm

Depth: 99.06 cm


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