It was in Chicago, around 1969, that the buzz in art circles, was fiery with words like…
That was the beginning of the glass art movement, and the heated talk about the outstanding people coming out of the Univerity of Illinois, Champaign. I was personally involved with several of those artist, and glass as art become a love for me.
In 1980 I moved to Seattle, WA.,where the Pilchuck Glass School was the talk of this town. Founded in 1971 by glass artist Dale Chihuly and patrons Anne Gould Hauber and John H. Hauber, Pilchuck Glass School has been a primary force in the evolution of glass as a means of artistic expression.
By creating an environment with a singular focus on glass, access to resources, and an ever-expanding international community of artists, Pilchuck has become the largest, most comprehensive educational center in the world for artists working in glass. The Pilchuk Glass School is an interesting place to visit if you’re in the Seattle area.
Lipofsky L’viv Group 2001-2002 #2
Lipofsky was born in Barrington, Illinois, where his family owned a department store. In 1962, he earned a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois, and he went on to earn both an MS and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1964. There he studied under Harvey Littleton, considered one of the founders of the studio glass movement along with Dominick Labino. He would introduce the concepts of the movement during his subsequent stint as a Design instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught until 1972. During this time, he was responsible for training many studio artists.
If you are in San Francisco see
Marvin Lipofsky Survey, Sept 3 thru October 31, 2009
Thi49 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94108
This is another post in my not too frequent series about museums and galleries of interest. If you missed it read my post about one of my favorite artists… Chuck Close
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