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According to Geoffrey Beard's International Modern Glass (London: Barrie & Jenkins 1976), Lloyd Atkins was born in 1922 in New York. Here's the entry in its entirety:
"Atkins, Lloyd, b. 1922 U.S.A.
Born in New York adn educated at the Pratt Institute. Desinger with Steuben Glass. His work is in public collections as far from New York as Rangoon and Teheran."
He also appears in Who's Who in Contemporary Glass Art (1st ed 1993/1994. Munich: Joachim Waldrich Verlag, 1993). The entry:
Atkins, Lloyd, m in US - Studies: Pratt Institute, New York, NY, U.S.: designer. - Exhibitions: 1986 Expressions en verre, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, C.H. - Collections: Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, CH. - Bibliography: Hofstatter, K.H.: Kunst der Welt, Baden-Baden: Holle Verlag, 1969, p. 216, B.; Beyond War Award in GASJ, 1985/86, p. 137, ill; Expressions en Verre, 200 sculptures contemporaines, Europe, USA, Japon, Lausanne: Musee des arts decoratifs de laVille de Lasuanne, 1986, pp 53, 108 ill., C.
In Mary Jane Madigan's book Steuben Glass: An American Tradition in Crystal (NY: Abrams, 2003) there is a brief bio of Atkins' time at Steuben:
"Lloyd Atkins joined Steuben in 1948 as a staff desinger. Over the next fifty years, he became one of Steuben's most versatile and prolific designers, renowned for his delightful animal sculptures as well as scores of other representational and decorative figures, forms for engraving, and geometric sculptures. Born in Brooklyn, Atkins studied at the Pratt Institute before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After the war he received a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree at Pratt while working at Steuben. Atkins' crystal has been shown in innumberable Steuben exhibitions, including those at the Palais du Louvre, Paris; Park Lane House, London; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Kyoto, the National Museum of the Philippines, and the Dwight David Eisenhower Library, as well as many private collections. Atkins marked his retirement from Steuben in the year 2000 with a Rhinoceros hand cooler, his last in the series of small pressed animal sculptures he initiated in 1974. Lloyd Atkins died in February 2002. " p. 234.
I am attaching a bibliography of materials on Atkins.