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Thiewes, George (1943 (date of birth))



  • Existence: 1943 (date of birth)


A native of Minnesota, George Thiewes attended a number of different colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest. He ultimately earned a BFA from Mankato State College and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thiewes was an active member of the American Studio Glass Movement. He began his work with glass in the 1960s and continued for more than 20 years before transitioning to painting and sculpture. Thiewes's glass works can be found in private and museum collections including the Smithsonian Museum, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Corning Museum of Glass.

Thiewes was awarded a Penland Grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He subsequently was Resident Glass Blower and Instructor at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina. He also taught glass and glass blowing at the School for American Craftsmen, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Thiewes Glass Recipes, Ephemera, and Digital Photographs

 Collection — Box 01: [Barcode: 5000008352]
Identifier: MS-0241
Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of about 100 color formulas and glass batch recipes ,a brochure with Thiewes's biography and photos of his work in glass, and digital photographs of Thiewes's glass art objects. The photographs are intended to provide references for the color formulas in the collection.

Dates: Circa 1965-2019