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Wife of Tage Frid

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Ged Meager29/06/2010 16:04:51
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I have just learned today that the wife of the late great master craftsmen Tage Frid Died recently at the grand age of 92. she died peacefully in a Rhode Island nursing Home hopefully to join her beloved husband it that great shop in the shy RIP
Sparky29/06/2010 16:16:47
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Hi Ged
To be quite honest with you, I've never heard of the man and if this applies to others, here is a bit about him.................

Tage Frid (1915 – 2004) was an influential Danish-born woodworker who influenced the development of the studio furniture movement in the United States.

Frid was the son of a silversmith. He was apprenticed and trained in the woodworking craft in Denmark, then spent time in Iceland before immigrating to the United States in 1948 at the request of the American Craft Council. Frid headed the program in woodworking of the School for American Craftsmen in Alfred, New York. Frid later moved with this program to Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1962 Frid became professor of Woodworking and Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, remaining until 1985.

Frid's students include noted American studio furniture makers such as Hank Gilpin, Jere Osgood, Alphonse Mattia, William Keyser, John Dunnigan, and Rosanne Somerson.

Frid was an editor of Fine Woodworking magazine from its inception in 1975 to his death.

In 2001, Tage Frid was honored by The Furniture Society with its Award of Distinction

When teaching, he emphasized a craftsman's need to learn all the available tools and methods one could use to complete a given task. Thus, the person can work in any shop situation and produce the same quality............

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