FRID, Tage P. · Born May 30, 1915, in Copenhagen, Denmark
Apprentice to Master Craftsman Gronlund Jensen (5 years)
1934 Graduated Master Craftsman with Honors, Woodworking and Furniture Design, Copenhagen Technical School
1940 Graduate, Vedins School (college), Copenhagen, Denmark
1944 Graduate School for Interior Design, Copenhagen, Denmark
1985- Professor Emeritus, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
1962-85 Professor and Department Head, Woodworking and Design, RISD
1948-62 Associate Professor, Professor and Department Head, Department of Woodworking and Furniture Design, School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
1965-68 Co-Founder, ESPAN, Providence, RI. Manufacturer of small desk accessories sold to Georg Jensen, NYC, and US Government Agencies.
1953-62 Co-Founder of Shop One, Rochester, NY. Retail shop specializing in sale and exhibition of fine crafts.
1950-58 Partner, Donovan and Frid, Rochester, NY. Design and woodworking firm specializing in interiors and handmade furniture.
1946-48 Interior Designer, Reykjavik, Iceland
1934-36 Various cabinet shops, Denmark
1992 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Governor's Arts Award
1990 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1984 Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, RISD
1980 Elected Fellow, American Craft Council
The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1975- Contributing Editor, Fine Woodworking
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking, 3 volume set, Taunton Press
1986 Contemporary American Woodworkers, Michael A. Stone
1981 American Furniture: 1620 to the Present, by Jonathan L. Fairbanks and Elizabeth Bidwell Bates