Kite Biographies


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Iqbal Husain

An avid collector of kite images in Japanese ukiyo-e and e-hon (woodblock prints and picture books), Hussain is one of the...
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Istvan Bodoczky

Like Curt Asker, Bodoczky came to kites early, first as a family pastime, then as a serious artistic pursuit. A professor of art and pedagogy at...
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Jack Judd

One of the Northwest’s avid kite pin collectors, Jack amassed one of the largest kite pin collection from his home in Westport, Washington...
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Jackie Matisse Monnier

Granddaughter of artist Henri Matisee, Jacki has used kites in a variety of ways in her environmental art. Long, flowing tails in a wide variety...
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Jacob Hashimoto

Born in 1973, Hashimoto followed his calling to art through his adult years. What he does with paper is magic. He is perhaps best known for his...
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James and Eva Kenusa

Kite-couple James and Eva are active in the traditional and contemporary Indonesian kite scene. Both are enthusiastic and active flyers and are...
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Jan Desimpelaere

Belgian Desimpelaere has amassed one of the world’s finest collections of European and American historical kites. Concerned most with man-...
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Jan Fischer and Family

Jan and wife, Wilma, were two of the first serious searchers of kite ephemera; post cards, postage stamps, newspaper prints, ukiyo-e, and almost...
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Jan Houtermans

An associate of Helmut Georgi at Vienna’s Fly High kite shop, Houtermans is an inventive kite maker, using the most modern materials, traditional...
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Janneke Groen

Longtime enthusiast Groen has made a number of beautiful contemporary Sode kites using piecework and patchwork sewing techniques. All...
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