Richard F. Gentry, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, began his craft at age 11 with tools in hand. As an ‘American Englishman,’ he has always had a “bee in his bonnet” to build original design furniture.
Largely self-taught, he has studied extensively the skills of past masters as well as contemporary artists. His skills, and that of his assistants, are a refined amalgamation of excellence ranging from hand-worked primitive to carved ornate to one-of-a-kind contemporary works. His work has gained him numerous articles and acclaimed awards.