Kite Biographies


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Chen Zhao Ji

From Xian, China, Ji makes spectacular kinetic kites featuring wind-driven mechanisms that animate the kites. He also makes beautifully painted...
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Corey Jensen

Corey has been a lifetime promoter of kites. From retailer, to writer, to kite buggy pioneer, he has brought an entire generation to various...
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Domina Jalbert

Jalbert is credited with the invention of the parafoil, a ram-air-inflated, twin-skin kite that takes the cambered profile of an aircraft wing....
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Douwe Jan Joustra

A member of the growing and active historical kite movement in Europe, Douwe Jan Joustra has helped to organize several of the group’s...
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Henry Jebe

Jebe has reconstructed a George R. Lawrence camera, like the one Lawrence used to photograph “San Francisco in Ruins”, the 1906 kite aerial...
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Jack Judd

One of the Northwest’s avid kite pin collectors, Jack amassed one of the largest kite pin collection from his home in Westport, Washington...
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Linda Johnston

Montana artist Johnston made several series of remarkable paper and bamboo kites in the late 1980s and 1990s. Based on insect forms, fruit and...
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Lindsey Johnson

Master carpenter Johnson uses state-of-the-art technology to laser-cut graceful line winders, stacks of kite sails for workshops, and countless re...
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Nick James

Artist James is known for his on-site installations at European kite festivals as well as innovative kites that are understated gems. He is...
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Robert Josjor

Robert has been making contemporary fighter kites for many years and has shared his passion at the Junction, Texas International Kite Retreat as...
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