Lot 30: JAMES CAMP (AMERICAN, 1930-2008), SIDEBOARD CABINET, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, 1994

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Description: JAMES CAMP (AMERICAN, 1930-2008)

SIDEBOARD CABINET, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, 1994

Walnut
Carved signature and dated: "J. Camp 94"
Pen inscription: "for Dr. & Mrs. Perry Ottenberg by J. Camp 11 Longford St Phila. PA. 19136 215 333 9060" and signature: "J. Camp July 7, 1994"

H: 34 1/4, W: 62, D: 21 3/4 in.



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The Collection of Perry & June Ottenberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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."
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