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Ivo Lill (24 June 1953 – 4 August 2019)[1] was an Estonian glass artist.

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Early life and educationEdit

Ivo Lill was born in Tallinn to Felix Lill and Asta Lill (née Multer). His father was arrested by Soviet authorities and spent several years sentenced to forced labor in the gulag system in Siberia, but was able to later return to the family.[2] Lill was the youngest child of three siblings; he had two older sisters, Kadri, and actress Mari Lill. Lill grew up and attended schools in the district of Nõmme and spent time visiting his grandmother on the island of Saaremaa. His niece is actress Elisabet Reinsalu.[2]

Lill was a 1985 graduate of the Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn and worked almost exclusively in the medium of glass sculpting and design. He was a member of the Estonian Artists' Association, G.A.S. (The Glass Art Society) of Seattle, U.S.A., and the Centro Studio Vetro, of Murano-Venice, Italy.[3]

Works in public collectionsEdit

Commissioned worksEdit

  • 2002 – Trophies for the Eurovision Song Contest[3]
  • since 1999 – Annual Prizes for The Black Nights Film festival
  • since 1999 – Annual Prizes for Estonian Drama Theatre
  • 1994 – Glass sculpture "The Right To Hope", (47×20×20 cm), "One World Art" programme, travelling exhibition
  • 1993 – Glass sculpture "The Trinity", (28×28×27 cm), a gift to the Catholic Pope John Paul II from the Union of Estonian Churches, Pope’s Artistic Collection, Vatican City
  • 1986 – Glass sculpture “Seven Cubed”, (30×30×30 cm), Ministry of Culture of Russia (Moscow)
  • 1985 – Glass sculpture “Monster", (100×50×70 cm), Estonian Embassy in Moscow, Russia

AwardsEdit

  • 2014 – Tallinn Order of Merit
  • 2001 – The Silver Prize of the International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan
  • 1999 – Kristjan Raud Annual Arts Award
  • 1995 - Kristjan Raud Annual Arts Award
  • 1988 – The prize on the Baltic Applied Art Triennial IV
  • 1986 – The Annual Estonian Artists' Union award

Personal life and deathEdit

Ivo Lill was married to Irene Lill. The couple had two daughters. He died unexpectedly at age 66 in Haapsalu on 4 August 2019.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lahkus armastatud Eesti klaasikunstnik Ivo Lill". Kroonika (in Estonian). 4 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Persoon: Mari Lille ja Tõnu Tamme eluterve elu - DELFI Naistekas". Naistekas (in Estonian). 14 January 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Ivo Lill" (in Estonian). Eesti Klaasikunstnike Ühendus. 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.

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