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.