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Bertil Vallien

Bertil Vallien

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Bertil Vallien
Born 1938 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Education and professional experiences.
Graduated 1961 from University of Art and Design in Stockholm Sweden.
Studies in USA and Mexico 1961 –63.
Independent artist /designer.
Freelance designer for Kosta Boda glassworks Sweden since 1963.

Works in Public Collections (selection)
Victoria and Albert Museum. London, England
Metropolitan Museum of art. NY. NY. USA
HM de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA
Yokohama Art Museum. Yokohama, Japan
The state Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia
Museum of Arts and Design. NY. NY. USA
The Art Institute. Chicago, USA
National Museum. Stockholm, Sweden
VIDA Museum. Sweden. Permanent wing.
Everson Museum. NY. NY. USA
Dusseldorf Museum of Fine Arts. Germany
Indianapolis Art Museum. Indianapolis, USA
Trondheim Art Museum. Norway.
National Museum of Modern Art. Kyoto, Japan
Absolut Collection. NY. NY. USA
National Museum of Art. Tokyo, Japan.
Microsoft Art Collection. Seattle Wa. USA
JB Speed Art Museum. Loisville, USA
The Prescott Collection at Pacific First Centre. Seattle, USA
Detroit Art Institut. Detroit, Il. USA
Yokohama Art Museum. Yokohama, Japan
The Powerhouse Museum. Sydney, Australia
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe. Hamburg, Germany
Mint Museum of Art and Design. Charlotte, NC. USA
Dayton Art Institute. Dayton, Ohio, USA
Museo de Vidrio. Monterrey, Mexico
Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, Ma. USA
National Museums Scotland. Edinburgh, UK
Rockford Art Museum. Rockford, Il. USA
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, Canada.
Museum Beelden aan Zee. Holland

Awards (selected)

1962. Young American award, Museum of Arts and Design, NY. NY. USA
1985. Zweiter Coburger Glaspreis. Coburg, Germany
1998. Prince Eugene’s medal for outstanding Achievement in art.
1995. Urban Glass Award for ”Outstanding Achievements in Glass” NY, USA
2001. “Visionaries Award.”  Museum of Arts and Design. NY. USA
2004. Award in recognition of the promotion of Glass Art in the world. Museo del Vidrio. Monterey, Mexico
2005. The Wilson Award. GAS, New Orleans, USA
2002. Honorary doctorate. University of Växjö. Sweden
2006. Gold medal, Royal Academy of Science. Stockholm, Sweden
2004. Award in recognition of The Promotion of Contemporary Glass, Art in the world. Museum del Vidrio. Monterey, Mexico.
2008. The Libensky Award.
2012. Lifetime Achievement Award. GAS, Toledo, USA

1983. Sandcast. Ulf Thomas Moberg.Moberg Publisher
1995. Anod . Peter Nilsson. Norstedts förlag Sweden
1997. Headbook. Niclas Rådström. Publisher,Kamras/Kamras
1998. Glass eats light. Gunnar Lindquist. Carlson Bokförlag
2002. Fiat Lux. Johan Unger. Gunnar Lindquist (book on the altarpiece for Växjö Cathedral) Carlsson Bokförlag
2002. Somna Vakna. Matthew Kangas, University of Washington Press, Seattle, London
2006. Vallien. Gunnar Lindquist. Carlsson Bokförlag. Stockholm
2007. Transperent Boundaries. Ulla-Britt Edberg. Carlsson Bokförlag. Stockholm.


Artist's personal websites: www.bertilvallien.nu; www.bertilvallien.se