Kite Biographies


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Tom Tucker

Tucker is the author of 2003’s A Bolt of Fate, Benjamin Franklin and His Electric Kite Hoax. He offers the theory that Franklin...
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Tom Van Sant

Tom’s spectacular kites, produced in the mid-1970s, remain astonishing. His trampoline train has fostered newer renditions, and his large...
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Tomiko Okazaki

Experienced wind surfer and kite boarder Okazaki is one of the strong female riders in the sport. She has been central in testing equipment for...
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Ton Geers

From the Netherlands, ad agency artistic director Geers brings unique creativity to kites. Many of his creations are in traditional materials,...
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Tony Rice

He is Australia’s “Kite Man," making a living giving kite workshops and selling drawings or ceramics along the way. He is an...
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Toranosuke Watanabe

One of the famous professional kite makers of the Shirone and Sanjo region, Watanabe-san’s rokkaku set the standard for the design...
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Tsutomu Hiroi

Hiroi’s book, Sculpting the Sky (1978), is one of the first to take kites seriously as art objects. Both sculptor and teacher,...
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Ty Billings

Ty used tie-dying techniques on ripstop nylon, allowing him to expand the palette of his kite making. His creative designs included “hippy...
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Tyrus Wong

Tyrus Wong, born in...
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Uli Wahl

Wahl is interested in wind-produced music; Aeolian sounds produced by harps or flutes. His website features traditional kite designs featuring...
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