Kite Biographies


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Pam Kirk

One of the distinct minorities of sport kiting – women! – Kirk has been involved in kiting since 1983. With partner Mike Dennis, she...
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Panamarenko

Belgian artist Panamarenko, (born Henri Van Herwegen), is famous for his work with airplanes as themes in his art. He has produced a number of...
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Pat Lloyd

Artist Lloyd collaborated with fellow -Englishman, Ron Moulton, on Kites, a Practical Handbook of the Modern Kite Flyer. As artist on...
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Patrice Peigne

French artist Peigne has taken a unique approach to artistic kite design: he uses wire frames with lightweight ripstop nylon sails to produce...
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Patrick de Koning

Dutch artist de Koning has produced striking photographic images of his man-lifting performances. He became interested in kites around the age of...
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Paul Chapman

Paul is the leading authority on the kite history of Great Britain. He is a member of the Aeronautical Society and has done extensive research on...
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Paul Garber

A witness to Orville Wright flying at Ft. Myer, VA in 1909, inventor of the Navy Target Kite in WWII, and curator at the Smithsonian Air and Space...
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Paul McCready

A modern aviation pioneer, McCready is the creator of the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatros, both human-powered aircraft. As with many...
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Pauline Taylor

An active artist and kite maker who has worked to promote kites in a variety of artistic settings, from “sky galleries” to formal art...
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Pete Cabrinha

Board surfer, windsurfer, and kiteboarder, Cabrinha is one of the innovators who moved the sport of kiteboarding forward. He worked to make the...
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