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John Vesey
(USA, 1924−1992)

 

Brief Biography:
Born John Vesey Colclough Jr. in Norfolk, Massachusetts, in 1924, Vesey attended Harvard University before dropping out to join the Merchant Marine. After becoming an antique dealer specializing in eighteenth-century French furniture and fine art in New York in 1948, Vesey began to design his own furniture. His designs quickly enjoyed a success among the elite for its innovative use of metals and glass and their impeccable proportion, all inspired by classic furniture. They were designed to be the modern companion of the antiques in interior setting, but they are center piece of modern form themselves. rnThroughout 1950 and 60s, Vesey's design is the trendsetter for the modern interiors and many of his creations were highly sought after. rnIn December 1971 John Vesey?s fame and fortune came to a lurid end when he was sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a seventeen-year-old high school boy. After the prison, Vesey moved to Rhinebeck, New York, where he reputedly bought and sold antiques privately, and where he died in 1992.rnThe infamy never dampened his design talent and the enthusiasm for Vesey?s work, however, his pieces are still sought after by collectors.