Woodworker/artist Sam Maloof dies
June 10, 2009 3:26 PM Subscribe
posted by goofyfoot (10 comments total)
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Self-taught Sam Maloof
, who called himself a woodworker, died recently at 93. Here’s a somewhat balky 21-minute youtube
of him being interviewed, whilst shaping and piecing a chair.
His book "Sam Maloof, Woodworker" [ISBN13: 9780870119101; ISBN10: 0870119109] is partially available here.
"Ray Charles couldn't see my furniture," Maloof told a reporter. "But he said he could feel that it had soul. When he asked about my rocker [at a friend's house], his host told him, 'That's a chair made by Sam Maloof.' Ray ran his hands over the wood shouting, 'I know this man! I know this man!' On his next visit, the first thing Ray Charles said was, 'I'd like to touch that furniture again that Sam Maloof made.' “