Staccato - Frederick Heidel

Multicolored glass abstract sculpture on a metal base. Shape of sculpture loosely resembles a pretzel


Laminated glass with steel base

c. 1990

Location: Peter Stott Center, east-facing atrium

Frederick Heidel (1915-2000) was an Oregon-based painter and arts educator. After studying at the University of Oregon and the Art Institute of Chicago, Heidel went on to be a professor at Portland State University and then the Department Chair of Art and Architecture until 1971.

Although Heidel started his career as a landscape painter, after working in glass factories in Holland during the 1960s, he began exploring the possibilities of fused and laminated glass sculptures. His work has been exhibited in museums such as the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, and the Glasgalene Kuhler in Amsterdam.

This work was procured by Portland State University through a gracious gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Adolphson.

Photo by Evan LaLonde