Kite Biographies


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Ronda Brewer

Ronda has created a variety of kite kits for the serious educator or student. Using Dupont Tyvek®, the sails can be painted, dyed, or colored...
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Rudolf Grund

One of the kite designers at Germany’s Lindenberg Weather Observatory, Grund’s kite is a masterpiece of cellular kite design. The...
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Ryohei Imai

Little is known of Japanese kite maker Ryohei Imai, whose work surfaced in collections in the 1990s. His expressive painterly style usually...
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Sam Huston

A much loved and missed northwest US kite maker, Huston was an active member in this kite hotbed. His innovative treatments of contemporary...
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Samuel Franklin Cody

The first man to fly a controlled, powered, heavier-than-air craft in Great Britain, Cody was a flamboyant and successful showman who used his...
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Samuel Perkins

A producer of Conyne-style kites in the early 20th Century, Perkins used his kites as promotional tools, including advertising and man-lifting....
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Sarah St. Vincent

Aided by a Drachen Foundation grant, St. Vincent traveled to Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam to research indigenous kites. Finding paper-making...
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Satoshi Hashimoto

A maker of semi dako, abu dako and similar Japanese kites. Satoshi Hashimoto feels that the most important secret of these kites is how...
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Scott Haefner

Scott is one of the United States’ most accomplished Kite Aerial Photographers. His photographs often feature California Bay Area...
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Scott Hampton

School teacher Hampton has built a small kite business with his creative designs that combine high contrast and blended colors in a variety of...
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