Robert Kehlmann is an artist and art critic who lives and works in Berkeley, California. He graduated from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio (1963), and then received a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley (1966).
Since the mid 1970’s Kehlmann has worked professionally as an artist and an art critic. He received National Endowment for the Arts Grants for his work in glass (Craftsmen’s Fellowship Grant, 1977) and for his critical writings (Art Critic’s Fellowship Grant, 1978). His glass compositions have been exhibited in and collected by Museums worldwide, including the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, New York), the American Craft Museum (New York, N.Y.), the Hessisches Landesmuseum (Darmstadt, Germany) and the Hokkaido Museum of Art (Sapporo, Japan).
Kehlmann was among the first art critics to discuss contemporary glass art using a vocabulary of art criticism. He was a founding editor of the Glass Art Society Journal and he has lectured worldwide on glass art, curated numerous exhibitions, and taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts, the Pilchuck School, and the Miasa Bunka Center, Japan. In 1994, Kehlmann was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the Glass Art Society. He is the author of two books, Twentieth Century Stained Glass: A New Definition, Kyoto Shoin Ltd., Kyoto, Japan (1992) and The Inner Light: Sculpture by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington (2002). He has written articles for numerous publications both in the United States and abroad. His studio and research archives are housed at the Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass.
Kehlmann has served on the City of Berkeley’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (1995-2001), and was its Chairman from 1996-1998. He is a founding member of the Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
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