Kite Biographies


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Eli and Shula Shavit

Israel’s husband and wife team, Eli and Shula Shavits, has been involved in kites for nearly twenty years. Eli and Shula specialize in...
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Eric Muhs

Seattle science teacher, Muhs was the recipient of research grants at the South Pole, where he turned to kite aerial photography (KAP) as a tool...
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Eulogio Catalan

Stonecutter and carpenter Catalan makes kites in his native Phillipines as an expression of faith. Flown on All Souls Day, November 1st, kites for...
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Eve Hanney

England’s “kiteflying granny”, Hanney has traveled extensively in China and witnessed the recent evolution of kite activity there. She has an...
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Eveline Bischof

A retired professor from the Vienna Academy of Art, Bischof turned to kites as the result of the studies of one of her students, Anna Rubin....
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Falk Hilsenbek

Now an active member of the European historical kite scene, Hilsenbek was inspired by Diem and Schmidt’s Drachen mit Geschicte. He used it as...
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Fran Gramkowski

Longtime kite retailer, Gramkowski was on the leading edge of the sport kite wave in the United States and then became a major proponent and...
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Francis Hall

Photographer Hall made several trips to the Washington International Kite festival in the late 1980s and documented the event’s early days...
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Francis Rogallo

Inventor of the flexikite, Rogallo is acknowledged as the father of modern hang gliding. His flexible wings were studied by NASA and have become...
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Francisco Toledo

Notable Mexican artist Toledo has taken to the idea of kites as art. He has made and promoted kites in his Papel Taller, a paper-making and art...
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