Marvin Lipofsky Biography
Marvin Lipofsky earned his BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois, followed by an MS and MFA in Sculpture from the University of Madison, Wisconsin, where he was one of Harvey Littleton's first graduate students working in glass.
Marvin Liposky went on to introduce glass as an art form into the Design Department of the University of California at Berkeley, and to found and head the California College of Arts and Crafts.
Lipofsky has travelled extensively to work with the best blown glass artists in the world, creating collaborative sculptural works as well as gathering inspiration for his own pieces.Many such trips abroad to work with other blown glass artists occurred while Liposky was still teaching at California College of Arts and Crafts. Marvin Lipofsky's blown glass sculptures are always very organic in form and usually multi-colored.
The recipient of numerous international awards, Lipofsky's blown glass works can be found in many collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, the Corning Museum, Corning, New York, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, and the Stedelijke Museum in Amsterdam.