Farewell: Sam Maloof

. Sunday, May 31, 2009

He was described by the Smithsonian Institution as "America's most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman" and People magazine dubbed him "The Hemingway of Hardwood." But his business card always said "woodworker." "I like the word," he told a Los Angeles Times reporter, his eyes brightening behind large, owl-eyed glass frames. "It's an honest word."

Sam Maloof
Born: January 24, 1916(1916-01-24)
Died: May 21, 2009 (aged 93)
Occupation: Woodworker

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