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CMC 92-102 - CD94-558-052

Lutz Haufschild — Glass Artist

West Vancouver — British Columbia

Questions of the Heart 1989-90
stained glass, wood frame
139.5 cm x 139.5 cm
CMC 92-102

Lutz Haufschild
For me, the architectural givens have always inspired creativity and allowed for greater artistic opportunity. I believe that, if the integration of art and architecture is to be successful, the architect and artist must understand — and agree on — what the building and the work of art are to do for each other and for the people who live or work there.

Lutz Haufschild was born and raised in Germany, and has been working as an independent sculptor and glass artist in Canada since 1969. A graduate of The Advanced Institute of Art and Technology in Hanover, Germany, Haufschild is best known for his large architectural stained-glass commissions. His work shows that sensitivity and innovative use of concepts and materials have made stained glass a favoured medium for contemporary public art installations.

Haufschild has created over 200 stained-glass installations and sculptural commissions for shopping centres, commercial buildings and public and private collections in Canada, Germany, Japan and the United States. Large architectural works are located at the Skydome Stadium and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, and at Robson Court and the International Airport in Vancouver. His large-scale commissions have also included 35 installations in ecclesiastical buildings in Canada, Germany and the United States.

In addition to his many commissions, Haufschild has also won numerous awards for his innovative work in stained glass, including the 1986 Grand Prize for best stained glass from Professional Stained Glass Magazine, New York. Haufschild's work is represented in public and private collections in Germany, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States. In Canada, he is represented in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull; the Claridge Collection, Montreal; the Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo.

Haufschild has also been a tireless champion in the promotion of sculpture and stained glass, and has written articles for numerous publications in Canada and abroad. He served as editor of The Leadline Magazine, Toronto, in 1991; contributing editor for Professional Stained Glass Magazine, New York from 1991 to 1992; and continues to act as contributing editor for Glass Artist Magazine, Newtown, Pennsylvania. He has also lectured and taught courses and workshops in universities and art schools in Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico and the United States.

Lutz Haufschild continues to be an active volunteer in his field. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver; and on the Board of the Artists in Stained Glass, Toronto; and in 1991 and 1992, chaired the World Glass Congress in Dallas, Texas and Reno, Nevada. In 1995, Lutz Haufschild became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.

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