International Sculpture Center
Facebook Twitter Instagram

Sculpture cover



      Back to Directory Search

Marvin Lipofsky

1012 Pardee Street
Berkeley, CA 94710, U.S.A.
View Map

Phone: (510) 843-7593     Fax: (510) 843-7594

More Information

Click image to enlarge.


"His sculptures speak eloquently of the hot-forming process and the material's multifaceted capacity for beauty.  But they speak just as definitively of Lipofsky's avocation as a kind of roving ambassador of glass."

~Cheryl. White,  Marvin Lipofsky: ROVING AMBASSADOR OF GLASS,
American Craft, Vol. 51/No. 5, Oct/Nov 1991. 



DATE OF BIRTH  September 1, 1938, Barrington, Illinois

1962, BFA, Industrial Design, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
1964, MS, Sculpture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
1964, MFA, Sculpture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

1964, Instructor of Design, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
1964-1972, Assistant Professor, Department of Design, University of California, Berkeley, California
1967-1987, Professor, Program Head, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California


Partial list of public collections:

Museum of Arts and Design (American Craft Museum; Museum of Contemporary Crafts), New York, New York
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oakland Museum of California (Oakland Art Museum), Oakland, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco Museum of Art), San Francisco, California
Musee D’Art Contemporain, Skopje, Yugoslavia
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
National Museum of Glass, Leerdam, Holland
Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
Stedelijke Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Museum Für Kunsthandwek, Frankfurt, Germany
Kunsthaus AM Museum, Koln, Germany
Kunstsammlungen Der Veste Coburg, Coburg, Germany
Musee de Design ET D'Arts Appliques/Contemporains (Musee des Arts Decoratifs) Lausanne, Switzerland
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Umeleckoprumyslove Muzeum, Prague, Czechoslovakia
St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan
Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Fonds National d’Art Contemporin) Paris, France
Hokkaido Government Prefectury, Sapparo, Japan
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
International Glass Symposium Collection, Crystalex, Novy Bor, Czech Republic, 1982 II; 1985 III; 1988 IV; 1991 V; 1994 VI; 1997 VII 2000; Crystalex, A.S./Lemberk Castle
Zsolnay Museum, Pecs, Hungary
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Museum of Decorative Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
All-Russia Decorative, Applied and Folk Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
National Museum in Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada
The Hsinchu Cultural Center, Hsinchu, Taiwan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Museo del Vidrio, La Granja, Spain
Museo Del Vidrio, Monterrey, N.L. Mexico
Musée Du Québec, Québec City, Québec, Canada
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA


Lectures internationally, including:

Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, People's Republic of China, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, ROC, The Netherlands, Ukraine, USSR and Russia, Yugoslavia.