Mark Liebowitz first saw the 'light' as an Art History major at Rutgers University (class of '73). There his love of glass began with soft blueish light cast through the great cathedral windows of medieval France. Locally, there was much glass to see and admire in the New York/New Jersey area. He became hooked.
Mark's first teacher was Albinas Elskus who wrote "The Art of Painting on Glass." Alban was an extraordinary teacher and the creative partner in a New York studio producing monumental religious installations. Mark was lucky to find him and luckier still to have been able to fabricate for Albin and to install his windows at the National Arts Club in Manhattan.
Over the first 30 years of Mark's career operating out of his New York area studio he had the opportunity to work with many fine artists--- Robert Pinart, Mordechai Rosenstein, Harriet Hyams, Hendrik Vandeburgt, Laurie Gross, Sarah Hall, Willy Malarcher, and Jennifer Baldwin Schafer to name a few.
Beginning in 2005, when Mark met Nancy, he found himself spending more and more time in Western Massachusetts. In 2007, he packed up his longtime studio to set up shop with her in the newly converted old firehouse in the village of Shelburne Falls. This website is a showcase of their work together.
As a fabricator, Mark loves producing these windows. It is a joy for him to fabricate what has been dubbed "Nancy lines."
The work that the team is now creating is exactly the sort of work that first turned Mark on back in college and he feels incredibly lucky to be still glazing after all these years.
For more information visit Mark's original website - Wilmark Studios