Osolnik, Rude

(1915 - 2001)

Rude Osolnik was an American wood turner and furniture designer. He moved to Kentucky in 1937 to run an industrial arts program at Berea College. Here he became one of the most important post-war American craftsmen. His body of work includes furniture and smaller objects like bowls and candlesticks.

He was a Founder, Lifetime Member, and Fellow of the Kentucky Guild of Artisans and Craftsmen and a Fellow of the American Craft Council. In 1992 he received the Kentucky Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievements in the Arts. His work is shown in many museums and The Queen of England was even presented one of his bowls by the US Government.

Bloomberry is an antiques dealer specialized in exquisite twentieth century design, founded in 2005 by Patricia Keurentjes and Leander Meerman. Our strength is that we read the past differently and do have a keen eye for yet little known masterpieces. Our company is housed in a former textile factory that spans 5.000 square meters. It is located just near Maastricht, in the south of the Netherlands, within two hours from Amsterdam, Bruxelles and Cologne. Only part of the collection is shown on the website. A visit -  by appointment only - gives you the full insight.