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In Memoriam: Finn Lynggaard

Finn Lynggaard, prominent Danish glass artist and founder of Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, died on August 25 at the age of 81. He began his art career as a painter, studying at the Royal College of Art in Copenhagen,from which he graduated in 1955. During his training he abandoned painting for ceramics. In the years that followed, Lynggaard created a magnitude of large-scale ceramic works and received high recognition both in Denmark and abroad for his work.

On a trip to Toronto, Canada, in 1970 to lecture on ceramics, one of Lynggaard’s friends persuaded him to experiment with hot glass, and it was "instant love". He quickly became involved in the international studio glass movement. At a symposium in Vienna at the beginning of the 1980s, Lynggaard suggested that a museum for international glass should be established in Ebeltoft, Denmark. Thanks to Lynggaard's enormous commitment, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft opened on June 28, 1986. He continued to take an active part in developing the museum over the years.

Lynggaard asked that in lieu of flowers, he would be very grateful for contributions to The Finn Lynggaard
Foundation, which supports young emerging Danish glass artists. Contributions can be wired to: IBAN: DK36 3000 0010 5916 43 SWIFT: DABADKKK

The funeral will take place in Ebeltoft Church on Friday, September 2 at 3.30pm.

| Posted 11 Aug 26

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