Roycroft History Course: Stickley – November 21st


Roycroft History Course:

Gustav Stickley, The Man and His Mission

Saturday, November 21st | 11:00 am EST

Gustav began his furniture career in 1876. How did he get to where he is today? I will give a brief background of Gustav Stickley and the progression of his life with furniture. I’ll do this through who he worked with and what he was producing. I will wrap up the presentation with an explanation of what’s going on with his Columbus Avenue home in Syracuse, NY.

David Rudd

David Rudd of Dalton’s American Decorative Arts has been a dealer of decorative arts and has operated his gallery at 1931 James Street in Syracuse, New York since 1981.  He specializes in decorative arts of the 20th century with an emphasis on Stickley Craftsman furniture and accessories of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, including American art pottery, metalwork and textiles. He has been a consultant to Christie’s Auction house in New York and hired as an independent appraiser. He also writes a Q&A column for the quarterly magazine publication American Bungalow.

Mr. Rudd studied art history and design at the State University of Buffalo, and art history, sculpture and photography at Syracuse University.  He has been an exhibition consultant to the Everson Museum of Art and Rochester Institute of Technology as well as a consultant and appraiser of architectural renderings for the Onondaga Historical Society.

In 1993 Mr. Rudd was instrumental in starting the Arts and Craft Society of Central New York and is past president of its board of directors.  In January 2006, Mr. Rudd was elected to sit on the board of trustees of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains, New Jersey.  In 2009 he was invited to become a member of the prestigious group The Antiques Dealers Association of America. In 2010 accepted a position on the board of The Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. Most recently Dave Rudd has become the president of the board of the Gustav Stickley House Foundation in charge of raising money towards the restoration of Stickley’s home and the incredible interior located on Columbus Avenue in Syracuse, NY.


$20 tuition – zoom link will be provided by email the week of the event.

Registration is required.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation & restoration of the historic Roycroft Campus.