Leon Niehues and Sculptural Basketry


I’m going to acquire one of Leon’s pieces for the BKD collection.  One of the most exceptional sculptors of his medium that I’ve ever met, Leon Niehues is this gentle, latter-day hippie living with his wife in the hills of Northwest Arkansas.  Kids all grown.  Great studio in a cabin, ankle-deep in wood shavings.  Peaceful bit of property.  And, as he humbly told me, he has work in the White House Craft Collection. 

Maybe one day he’ll be in my collection as well.

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