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Maker: Mark Lindquist, American, born 1949

Silent Witness #1, Oppenheimer


Walnut, pecan, and elm

85 x 22 in. (215.9 x 55.88 cm)
Yale University Art Gallery and Ruth and David Waterbury, B.A. 1958, Fund
20th century
Made in Henniker, New Hampshire
Not on view

Mark Lindquist, Henniker, N.H., 1983–88; Image Gallery, Sarasota, Fla., 1988; Margaret Pennington, Sarasota, Fla., 1988–2013; purchased by Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2013


American Craft (June/July 1988): 25, ill.

Paul J. Smith and Edward Lucie-Smith, Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical (New York: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1986), 271, fig. 31, 71.

Davira S. Taragin, Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1993), 154, fig. 6.

Robert C. Hobbs, Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood, exh. cat. (Seattle and London: Hand Workshop Art Center, 1995), 19–20, 60–61, ill.

Wood Turning in North America Since 1930 (Philadelphia, PA and New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 65–66, no. 52.

Bruce Fellman, “One Good Turn,” Yale Alumni Magazine (October 2002): 49.

Jo Lauria and Steve Fenton, Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects (New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2007), 238, ill.

Peter Exton, “The Case Against the Vessel,” Turning Points (May 2007): 3.

Glenn Adamson, Thinking Through Craft (Oxford: Berg, 2007), 17, fig. 1.4.

Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf, Makers A History of American Studio Craft (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2010), 391–92, fig.10.13.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.