WELCOME to the website dedicated to Swiss master woodcarver Peter Mansbendel (1883-1940). I stumbled upon Peter Mansbendel’s work & life story after a web search back in 2004. His beautiful work continues to be an inspiration. The site contains historical information about Mr. Mansbendel that will help explain his importance in Texas Art History and showcase his beautiful art work. You will also find pages of historic Texas homes with their Mansbendel carved ornamental elements such as mantles, newel posts, moldings, corbels, capitals, columns and other decorative and figurative elements.
In addition, there are sections with facts, photographs and stories about Mansbendel from his family, friends and clients. The information provided on this website is a compilation from many sources, and I would like to thank all who made contributions and have helped me in this ongoing process. If you know of Peter Mansbendel carvings, stories or can make any historical contribution to the site, please feel free write or call me to discuss, it would be appreciated. [email protected].
Your comments and thoughts about the entire project are also welcome.
Woodcarver & Sculptor