Kite Biographies


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John Dusenberry

Seattle, Washington’s Dusenberry entered the kite world in the early 1970s when he found fellow kiting pioneers Dave Checkley, Tom Sisson,...
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John Pollock

Art professor Pollock, from Montana, has produced striking aerial images in his painterly style. He has created a mythology and visual language...
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John Stevenson

Author of the Drachen Foundation publication, Japanese Kite Prints, John is an authority on the history of ukiyo-e in Japan....
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Jon Burkhart

A key member of the American Kitefliers Association, Jon’s kite making skills have influenced a generation of appliqué kite artists...
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Jon Trennepohl

A longtime fixture within the American sport kite community, Jon and wife Maryanne have built two successful kite businesses, Sky Shark Rods and...
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Jose Sainz

Jose’s artistic sensibilities stem from his Mexican heritage and his creations have won every American accolade. He is a master of appliqu...
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Joseph Lecornu

Lecornu is the author of 1902’s Le Cerf Volants, one of the first comprehensive studies of kites. It included kite history,...
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Kadek Dwi Armika

Coordinator and promoter for the Sanur International Kite Festival in Indonesia, Kadek helps to increase the skill of kite craftsmen as well as...
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Kai Lenny

Youngster Lenny is one of the rare kite boarders under 20 years of age. He began the sport at age 10 and has provided sponsors with important...
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Karl Longbottom

Longbottom’s kites might escape notice when flown next to the huge creations that dominate today’s kite scene, but his birds, bees,...
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