Kite Biographies


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Alison Fujino

The energetic administrator of the Drachen Foundation has been its central point of contact since inception. From a museum background she has...
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Benjamin Franklin

Perhaps the most remembered American kite flyer, Franklin proved that lightning was so-called “electrical matter” in his 1752 kite...
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Danny Franck

Israeli Franck has studied with Peter Lynn, worked at Vlieger Op, and is an accomplished kite buggier and kite boarder. The first to kite board in...
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Didier Ferment

French Kite artist Ferment has experimented with all types of kites, wind installations, Aeolian harps and wind-driven musical devices. Of...
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Jan Fischer and Family

Jan and wife, Wilma, were two of the first serious searchers of kite ephemera; post cards, postage stamps, newspaper prints, ukiyo-e, and almost...
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John and Marzlie Freeman

John, now deceased, and Marzlie have been longtime advocates of patchwork techniques. John led numerous workshops on a variety of patchwork...
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Kevin Francis

Australian kite maker Francis is best known for his flying saucers: air-inflated sculptures that hovered close to the ground and entertained kite...
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Oscar Frey

Researcher Frey was an early grant recipient from the Drachen Foundation and has become one of the top practitioners of KAP (Kite Aerial...
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Pierre Fabre

An accomplished French graphic designer, Fabre’s large-scale kites create unforgettable airborne images. Fabre is a caring chronicler of...
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Steve and Tony Ferrel

A father-and-son-team, the Ferrels have been instrumental in providing the American kite making public with quality fabric, spars, and fittings,...
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