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Robert Dane Portrait

Robert Dane

Born:
Marshfield, Massachusetts 1953

Photo Caption:
Janice Boudreau

Luce Artist Biography

Robert Dane earned a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1975 and began teaching ceramics at Phillips Andover Academy, a secondary school in Massachusetts. He later attended graduate school, where he met glass artist Josh Simpson, who introduced him to the medium. After his encounter with glass Dane said, "That was the end of my clay days. I went for shiny glass-surfaced objects and I'm still drawing on this concept." Dane often incorporated wood and stone into his work, but always kept the feature material as glass. In 1996, he opened the Dane Gallery in Nantucket, RI, which features work by local glass artists. (Irmarie Jones, Greenfield Recorder, May 1983)