Caples, Gene

(1913 - 2015)

Eugene L. Caples was a designer, craftsman and sculptor who worked in Kansas City. He earned an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art, under Julius Schmidt, in 1965. He worked primarily with cast, cut and welded bronze in abstract designs, sometimes with iron and aluminum as well. His furniture designs from the 1960s were mostly made of wood, standing wire rod bases.