Kite Biographies


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Buteo Huang

Taiwanese interior designer Huang has come to kites with alarming energy. From traditional designs he now follows his own vision, with avant-garde...
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Clive Hart

Author of the authoritative, Kites, An Historical Survey, Hart has written extensively on the pre-history of flight. He is a professor of...
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Doug Hagaman

An early specialist in the design and execution of the parafoil, Doug corresponded with Domina Jalbert and other early experimenters of the form...
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Eve Hanney

England’s “kiteflying granny”, Hanney has traveled extensively in China and witnessed the recent evolution of kite activity there. She has an...
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Falk Hilsenbek

Now an active member of the European historical kite scene, Hilsenbek was inspired by Diem and Schmidt’s Drachen mit Geschicte. He used it as...
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Francis Hall

Photographer Hall made several trips to the Washington International Kite festival in the late 1980s and documented the event’s early days...
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser

A world-famous contemporary artist, Hundertwasser is known in the kite world for his collaborations with Japanese kite maker Masaaki Sato. Using...
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Gary Hinze

Kite researcher, writer, and flyer, Gary is one of the active flyers who provide valuable feedback about kite designs, workshop plans, or kite...
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George Ham

The “Mayor of the Green” in San Francisco’s Marina Green district, Ham was a fixture flying all manner of parafoils and windsocks throughout the...
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Iqbal Husain

An avid collector of kite images in Japanese ukiyo-e and e-hon (woodblock prints and picture books), Hussain is one of the...
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