Marvin Lipofsky Artist Bio

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Started working in glass in 1962 in Madison, WI and has worked in California for 48 years.

As a member of Harvey Littleton’s initial glass program, Marvin Lipofsky earned an MS and MFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  He went on to found and head glass departments at the University of California, Berkeley (1964-1972) and the California College of Arts and Crafts (1967-1987).  He was a founding member of the Glass Art Society; has been a board member of NCECA and the American Craft Council.  Awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, he was also named a Living Treasure of California, and elected to the American Craft Council College of Fellows.  In his travels, he collaborates with glassmasters from around the world.  His unique sculptures are included in numerous private collections and more than 90 museums and corporate collections throughout the world.

“IGS II 1985 #2”
Marvin Lipofsky
mold blown, cut, sandblasted and acid etched
15 1/2” x 20” x 15”

Marvin Lipofsky working with Stefan Stefko and team at the International Glass Symposium (IGS) II, 1985. Crystalex Glass Factory, Novy Bor, Czechoslovakia.

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