Kite Biographies


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George Dyson

Science historian Dyson is a sought-after commentator of our modern, computer-dominated age. But he’s also known for Baidarka, his...
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George Ham

The “Mayor of the Green” in San Francisco’s Marina Green district, Ham was a fixture flying all manner of parafoils and windsocks throughout the...
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George Lawrence

Lawrence captured the devastation of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by lifting a 49 pound, panoramic camera above the city using a train of...
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George Peters

Starting in the 1970s, in Hawaii, George began making large, unique kites for sale in upscale art stores. He continued after moving to Colorado...
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George Pocock

Inventor of the char volant, kite carriage, Pocock was an early advocate for kite traction on land and sea and for the possibility that...
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Gerard Clement

Frenchman Clement is the founder and organizer of one of Europe’s largest kite festivals: Berck sur Mer. He is an avid collector of unique...
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Gerry and Cliff Pennell

Longtime Northwest US kite enthusiasts, Gerry and Cliff have traveled to many of the world’s great kite events to share their own creations...
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Gloria Stuart

Oscar® nominated actress Gloria Stuart (Titanic) spent a lifetime infatuated with kites. She is pictured (in 1939) in her own...
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Greg Kono

Seattle artist Greg Kono walked into the Drachen Foundation 15 years ago with a small portfolio of kites and limitless enthusiasm. He has...
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Gregory Burns

Burns is a California artist whose painting focuses on imagery dissolved into more abstract forms. Kitemaker David Wagner of New Mexico suggested...
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