Kite Biographies


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Lucien Ickx

One of the most active kite enthusiasts - others included Saconney, Houard, Perrin, and Pujo - who contributed to La Revue du Cerf-Volant...
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Makoto Ohye

From the kite-rich city of Daimon, Japan, Ohye has traveled extensively to show his city’s kite styles and his own kite artistry. He is the...
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Malcolm Goodman

Kite collector and promoter, Goodman has been involved with the Sunderland festival in northern England for over two decades. His extensive...
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Margaret Greger

Margaret’s “Kites for Everyone,” and its companion volume, “More Kites for Everyone,” are two of the go-to kite...
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Margo and Bevan Brown

Both are past presidents of the American Kitefliers Association and were instrumental in the creation and perpetuation of the Smithsonian Kite...
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Marian and Richard Robertson

The elder-statesmen of Texas kite flying, the Robertsons took up kite flying with their children and continue to fly today with their grand-...
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Mark Ricketts

Inventor of the Synergy Deca, a four-line sport kite that featured a tensegrity kite frame (a structure held rigid by opposing compression and...
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Marta and Joan Montcada

Spanish artist Marta Montcada and her father, Joan, have used kites as environmental sculpture. The clear mylar cellular kites often featured...
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Marten Bondestam

Finnish artist and architect Marten Bondestam has redefined creative kite making by using plastic bags to make flying rabbits, bulls, birds, and...
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Martin Lester

With his early kites that combined ram-air ideas with structural forms, kite maker Lester has been active on the world stage since the early 1980s...
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