Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch


Contemporary Glass Gallery
March 15, 2012 to February 3, 2013

Masters of Studio Glass: Erwin Eisch was 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 recognized Eisch for his achievements in developing glass as a material for artistic expression, and it celebrated 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 were drawn from the Museum’s collection.

Hand - Artwork
Telefon (Telephone) - Artwork
Self-Portrait - Artwork
Buddha's Inner Smile - Artwork
Tom Buechner: Inward Gaze - Artwork
Flight Into Egypt/St. George and the Dragon - Artwork
Prunted Cup - Artwork
Vessel - Artwork
Vessel - Artwork
Eight Heads of Harvey Littleton - Artwork