Marquis, Richard

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Marquis, Richard Gender: M
Richard Charles Marquis
born on 17 September 1945 at 17:35 (= 5:35 PM )
Place Bumble Bee, Arizona, 34n12, 112w09
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°44' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 03°29 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 04°32'

Richard Marquis ("Bubble Boy -194," 1988)
photo: Sailko, license cc-by-3.0


American studio glass artist, nicknamed "Dick", he is one of the first Americans ever to work in a Venetian glass factory, and he became a master of Venetian cane and murrine techniques. He is considered a pioneer of American contemporary glass art, and is noted for his quirky, playful work that incorporates flawless technique and underlying seriousness about form and color.

He studied both ceramics and glass at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received a BA in 1969 and an MA in 1972. In 1969, he received a Fulbright Scholarship to study the making of art glass for a year at the Venini Glass factory in Murano, Italy, becoming one of the first Americans ever to work in a Venetian glass factory. His modern glass creations tend towards the humorous, and often incorporate other materials.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

In January 2022, Sy Scholfield provided the birth certificate, copy on file, and upgraded the Rodden Rating from C to AA. The time on the BC is 5:35 PM giving Pisces rising.

Previously, Scholfield quoted from "Master Glass Exhibit Makes a Case for Italian Influence on the American Studio Glass Movement" by Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3 October 2000, p. C-1: "But what would you expect of someone who begins his resume '1945, born a triple Virgo in Bumblebee, Arizona, the second of four children.'"


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BA, MA)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Studio glass artist)