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Passing of Studio Glass Pioneer Marvin Lipofsky

The world of contemporary glass art has lost another Studio Glass pioneer. Marvin Lipofsky passed way on January 15, 2016, at the age of 77. One of the first six students of Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1962-63, Marvin became a central figure in the American Studio Glass Movement, introducing studio glass making to California through his tenure as an instructor at the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts. Marvin traveled the world working in studios on his art and teaching.  Visit his website for a timeline of his life and career. Marvin also did an oral history interview with the Archives of American Art, the transcript of which is available online. Marvin was a long-time member of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass and was one of our 2012 panelists at SOFA Chicago when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement.

| Posted 16 Jan 16

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