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Dan Kvitka Portrait

Dan Kvitka

Los Angeles, California 1958

Active in:

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Corvallis, Oregon

Photo Caption:
Courtesy Dan Kvitka.

Luce Artist Quote

"The immediacy of the lathe, the intensity of hollow work and the striking almost shocking beauty of exotic wood is where I find balance." Dan Kvitka

Luce Artist Biography

Dan Kvitka studied industrial design at the Arts Center in Pasadena, California. He spent several years making knives, grinding blades, and carving exotic wood into handles. His turned sculptures begin with a piece of wood that can weigh up to six thousand pounds. After this is cut, turned and carved, Kvitka will spend weeks oiling and waxing the vessel to achieve a gleaming finish.