Glass Artists

 

Chihuly MakingWorlds 002 Venice Biennale, Venice Italy

©Chihuly MakingWorlds 002 Venice Biennale, Venice Italy

 

It was in Chicago, around 1969, that the buzz in art circles, was fiery with words like…

BLOW GLASS

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 L’viv Group 2001-2002 #2

 

Marvin Lipofsky (born September 1, 1938) is an American glass artist. He was a central figure in the spread of the American studio glass movement, introducing it to California.

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

 at

Micaëla Gallery

Thi49 Geary St
No. 234
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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