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Littleton, Harvey K. (1922 (date of birth) - 2013 (date of death))



  • Existence: 1922 (date of birth) - 2013 (date of death) - 2013


Harvey K. Littleton was born in Corning, New York, in 1922. Littleton was exposed to the world of glass at an early age by his father, who worked at Corning Glass Works. Littleton is largely remembered as the father of the studio glass movement in the United States.

Littleton served in World War II and then studied industrial design at the University of Michigan, earning an undergraduate degree in 1947. He then completed an MA degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1951. Later that year, Littleton took a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a position he held until 1977. In this capacity, Littleton influenced a generation of glass artists, including Dale Chihuly, perhaps the most successful artist of the studio glass movement.

Littleton died in 2013.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Marvin Lipofsky Audiovisual Recordings, Digitized Images (Photographs), and Ephemera

Identifier: MS-0185
Scope and Contents

This collection, not to be confused with Marvin Lipofsky's Papers at the Archives of American Art, contains documentation of the American Studio Glass movement and Lipofsky's artistic career. It consists of three series:

(1) Audiovisual Recordings, 1965-2016

(2) Digitized Images (Photographs), TBD

(3) Ephemera, 1965-2019

Dates: 1962 - 2019