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.