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Overall H: 67.5 cm, W: 19.7 cm, Diam (max): 16.5 cm
On Display
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Gift of the artist
Web Description: 
Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927) is a painter and sculptor whose free and untraditional approach to art, and especially to glass, made a profound impression during the formative years of the Studio Glass movement in the late 1960s. He met the American studio glass pioneer Harvey Littleton in 1962. Through their friendship, an important link was established between European and American studio artists working in glass. Spontaneous, expressive, and bold, Eisch's work explores human emotions and spirituality; his painting and sculpture almost always incorporate elements of the human form.
E. Eisch 68
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interior of foot
inside on foot
inside of foot
E. Eisch/ 68
on body at join with foot
Primary Description: 
Transparent reddish brown and deep purple glass; blown, applied, tooled, iridized.
Corning Museum of Glass 2012-03-15 through 2013-02-03
Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch is a special exhibition of 22 vessels and sculptures by one of the founders of studio glass in Europe, Erwin Eisch (German, b. 1927). The exhibition recognizes Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a material for artistic expression, and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of studio glass in the United States. Eisch, a close friend of American Studio Glass founder, Harvey K. Littleton (American, b. 1922), had a profound influence on the development of American, as well as European, studio glass. Objects in the exhibition span 40 years of Eisch’s career in glass from 1964 to 2004. His works are tradition-breaking, and his radical thoughts about art reflect the unorthodox approach to glass that has characterized his work throughout his career. All of the works presented are drawn from the Museum’s collection.
Corning Museum of Glass 2005-11-17 through 2006-04-02
Corning Incorporated Gallery 2006-07-12 through 2007-01-06
Meiguo xian dai bo li yi shu qun ti yan jiu / 美国现代玻璃艺术群体研究 (1962-2012) / 张鹏程著 (2019) illustrated, p. 56 (right);
Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American art and design (2011) illustrated, p. 253 fig. 12.7; BIB# 124232
Decades in Glass: The 60's (2005) illustrated, p.4; BIB# AI66547
Recent Important Acquisitions, 41 (1999) illustrated, p. 207, #59; BIB# AI43981
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 1998 (1999) illustrated, p. 15; BIB# AI95009