Dennis French is a retired university art professor, artist, designer/craftsman. He has a BFA from Arizona State University and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was program director of the jewelry-metalsmthing discipline at Illinois State University for 27 years and retired in 2008. His work is found in many private and public collections and since retirement he has focused mainly in the design and crafting of functional work with a materials emphasis in wood. He lives and works in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
Dennis also has a historical website that focuses on European design and architecture at the beginning of the 20th century. Specifically it focuses on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School, the Wiener Werkstätte and its great designers, and the artist community at Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, Germany. Click here to visit.