Marvin Lipofsky (1938-2016) was a glass artist in Berkeley, CA. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana and studied with Harvey Littleton (a pioneer of the studio art glass movement) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received his MFA in 1964.
Lipofsky is known for his organic forms and colorful nonfunctional glass objects. He founded the glass program at California College of Arts and introduced glass into the Design Department at the University of California, Berkeley. His work can be found in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Oakland Museum of California, the Renwick Gallery, and the Tacoma Art Museum, among others.
Marvin Lipofsky, IGS VI 1997-99 #11, 2000. M. Lee Fatheree photograph
Marvin Lipofsky, California Loop Series #4, 1970. M. Lee Fatheree photograph
● Marvin Lipofsky, Russian Group 2006-7 #12, 2006-2007. M. Lee Fatheree photograph. Lipofksy is one of the most influential leaders of the American Studio
Glass movement. After studying with Harvey Littleton in the 1960s, he
transported the concepts and techniques to California in 1964 where he
helped them take root by establishing a glass studio at the University of
California, Berkeley. In California, he was free to experiment boldly with
the uncharted potential of the medium. “…It’s all this pleasant discovery; these little accidents that just happened along