I have been a devoted collector of the artistry of the Lundberg family since the 1980s. Three of the truly great American glass artists were in one family, James, Steven and Justin. Justin recently passed away at much too young of age. I am offering one of the pieces I commissioned Justin to do well before his art was widely recognized. Some years ago I had consigned it to Selman Gallery, but quickly chose to take it back instead of having it sold. Now that I have moved and space is definitely less than I had before I've decided to part with more of my Lundberg collection. This is signed and designated as "1/1 Sketch" indicating a one-of-a-kind creation. His work has appreciated quite a bit since I had consigned it, but am only listing it for what we had offered it years ago.
(By the way, I had paid $4200.00 when I commissioned it).
I've included some information about the Lundbergs at the end of the listing. I am personally still grieving for the recent death of Justin Lundberg.
Country of Origin: U. S. A.
Original Label: On Bottom Round Label "Steven Lundberg Glass Art" as well as the later Selman label.
Label: On Bottom Price Tag from L. H. Selman $2,000.00.
Size: 11 1/2 inches tall by 10 3/4 inches across.
Condition: Very Good to Excellent. . Minor evidence of wear from display.
Lundberg Studios was founded in 1970 by the late James Lundberg and is known for its clear-encased California Style paperweights as well as Art Nouveau and Tiffany style iridescent glass. James Lundberg began working in glass in the late 1960s, while a student at California State University, San Jose. He and brother Steven moved their small backyard glass studio, Nouveau Glass, from San Jose to Davenport in 1973, and renamed it Lundberg Studios. Steven Lundberg left the studio in 1997 to establish his own studio.
Artist James Lundberg first started creating beautiful, high quality studio glass paperweights in 1972. Classically trained in ceramics, then glazes and finally glassmaking techniques, Lundberg traveled to Germany, Italy, Spain, France and England to learn his art. Stopping in New York City on his way home from Europe, he was struck by the beauty and hues of Tiffany Art Glass. His studio is now the leading replicator of Tiffany Style art glass. Using the knowledge and skills he had acquired, most notably the prismatic glasses and decorative techniques of Tiffany, Lundberg began creating paperweights of a style and beauty that had previously not been created or exhibited. In conjunction with the other artists of Lundberg Studios, this new style was called California Paperweight Style or "torchwork".
Examples of the glassworks and art of James Lundberg and Lundberg Studios are included in nearly every significant private glass collection and major museum.
James Lundberg passed away in 1992.
Steven Lundberg passed away early in 2008, from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). He could no longer practice his art from 2003.
Justin Lundberg passed away August, 2019 at the age of 40.
In this talented Lundberg family, Steven’s son Justin had inherited the skills of a master glass blower. He was continuing the family tradition creating his own series of art glass. The Oregon studio was completed under the influence of Steven and new and exciting works of art were taking form. Tragically, Justin passed away recently at the age of 40. The creations that he completed in his too short life are now being sought after even moreso by collectors.
Steve's work is on display in a number of permanent collections including The Smithsonian Institute, the White House, The Corning Museum of Glass, the Philadelphia Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of American Glass, and the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, to name a few. Steven Lundberg Glass Art is exhibited in top galleries and catalogs throughout the world. Steve has lectured and demonstrated from New Jersey to Tokyo and has been privileged to collaborate with many distinguished glass artists, including Rick Ayotte, Bob Banford, Randall Grubb, Barry Sautner and Victor Trabucco.
Justin's work is in many significant collections in the U. S. A. and abroad.
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