18th Nov, 2022 11:00 EST

Modern and Contemporary Craft: Selections from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

 
  Lot 86
 

86

Fritz Dreisbach (American, b. 1941)
Two Glass Works, USA, circa 1970s

Blown colored glass
The larger work with incised inscription and signature: "Big Boysen Boob Ball / catch them witches! / oh yea / Fritz Dreisbach"
The smaller work with incised signature: "Fritz Dreisbach"

H: 12 3/8 in. (larger)

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Estimated at $400 - $600


 

Blown colored glass
The larger work with incised inscription and signature: "Big Boysen Boob Ball / catch them witches! / oh yea / Fritz Dreisbach"
The smaller work with incised signature: "Fritz Dreisbach"

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Property from the Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Artist Biography

Fritz Dreisbach was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. He received a B.A. in 1962 from Hiram College, Ohio; an M.A.T. in 1963 from Oberlin College, Ohio; an M.A. in 1965 from the University of Iowa; and an M.A. in 1967 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he worked as an assistant to Harvey Littleton. Dreisbach has taught at the School of the Toledo Museum of Art, Pilchuk Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. A founding member of the Glass Art Society in 1971, he served two terms as president. Dreisbach is a leading figure in the early American studio glass movement with works in major collections including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Cooper-Hewitt, the High Museum of Art, Mint Museum of Art, and many others.

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