Two Mitch Ryerson "Matisse" Side Chairs, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015, maple and wenge, two of an edition of ten, signed and dated by the maker, ht. 34, wd. 19, dp. 21 in.
Note: Mitch Ryerson is an artist, designer, and craftsman specializing in wood structures and furniture. He began his career building wooden boats in Maine, and then attended Boston University's Program in Artisanry, receiving his BAA in Furniture Design in 1982. Ryerson was a founding member of Powderhouse Woodworkers where he had his studio for 24 years before moving to his current studio in the Boston neighborhood of Allston in 2013. His work has been exhibited extensively and is in numerous private and public collections including the Fuller Craft Museum, the Mint Museum, the Boston Public Library, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Ryerson's many commissions for Boston-area parks and schools are enjoyed by thousands of children and adults each year.
Ryerson is also a teacher. He has served as an instructor at the Haystack Mountain School and the Penland School of Crafts, among others. He is currently an adjunct professor of furniture design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
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