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Endeavor (1999) - Available
Hand-blown periwinkle glass over clear with a battuto finish.
9.25 x 64.5 x 5.5 inches
Signed: Lino Tagliapietra 1999
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Note: Battuto is a technique in which the artist engraves the surface of the glass using grinding wheels. The depressions on the surface make beautiful impressions similar to when the wrought iron is beaten with a hammer.
Blue Vase - Effetre Internationale (1988) - Available
Blown blue/green glass with battuto finish
13.75 x 9 x 5.75 inches
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Black and White Vase with Red Lip - Sold
12.5 x 4.5 x 4,5 inches
Master glass blower, Lino Tagliapietra, was born in Murano, Italy in 1934. When he was 11 years old, he scoured Venice for an apprenticeship and landed one under the care of Master Archimede Seguso. Master Seguso was one of the most respected Muranese glassmakers on the island. After years of learning the trade, Lino Tagliapietra was a master glass blower, yet he was only 21 years old. From there, he continued improving his skills as a glassmaker. He started working with several glass companies in Murano like the Vetreria Galliano Ferro, Venini & Co., and Effetre International.
Lino Tagliapietra later taught at the Pilchuck School in Seattle. The relationship worked well for a time, but Lino wanted to express his works without limitation. He felt he wasn’t able to focus on his own creativity when tied down with the school as a partner. So although he still continued to teach, he left the partnership and begin creating his own art glass.
At the start of 1990, Lino was practicing his trade without contractual obligations to hamper his creativity and unique ideas. Since he started working as a free artisan, Lino’s notoriety as a glass artist accelerated. He was very dedicated to exploring and experimenting with ideas from different sources of inspiration. He’s now considered to be one of the greatest and most talented glass artists of today. His motivation comes from personal experiences with different types of people and fellow artists.
Lino continues to enhance his skills as a glassmaker even though he’s already considered a genius by many of his fellow glass artists. This level of dedication truly makes him a glass artist, teacher and mentor all at the same time.
Lino shares his techniques and processes around the world and his influence reaches as far as Australia, China, and Japan. Many of his art glass creations are named after the places he’s visited like Bilbao, Borneo, Maui and Seattle.
In 2009, the Museum of Tacoma held a solo exhibit for Lino’s art glass. Hosted by some of the most notable museums in the United States, including: the Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA), the Flint Institute of Arts (Michigan), the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington D.C.).
As his fame grew, so have Lino Tagliapietra glass prices and his number of exhibitions. In 2011, there was another solo exhibit in his hometown of Venice by the Veneto Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts. This gave the people of Venice an opportunity to see Lino’s art glass in the Lino Tagliapietra from Murano to Studio exhibit.
The widespread fame of Lino Tagliapietra glass led him to receive several awards throughout his career as a glassmaker. In 2006, the James Renwick Alliance of Washington D.C. gave him the title Distinguished Educator Award. In 2011, he received a second Honorary Degree and received the title Doctor of Fine Arts from Ohio State University. Then in 2012 it was the Phoenix Award in Venice, Italy for his contribution in the glassmaking industry. Lino got the Visionary Award in 2013 at the Art Palm Beach in Florida, the Career Award in 2014 by the Instituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, and the Best Glass Work Award in 2015 at the Masterpiece Exhibition held in London.
Today, you can observe his timeless creations all over the world. Lino Tagliapietra glass is in museums like the De Young Museum of San Francisco, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.
You can find glass by Lino Tagliapietra for sale in art galleries and retail shops. For those curious about Lino Tagliapietra glass prices, we provide no obligation valuations.
Lino Tagliapietra glass is a product of his genius. It’s evident in his impressive, intricate, and unique glass art. The utmost skill talent and devotion has gone into every piece. For all the glass art lovers around the world, his works are definitely a sight to behold.