Dale Chihuly Biography and Artwork

Dale Chihuly is a renowned American glass artist. Born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941, he studied under Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin before completing his Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. As a young artist, Chihuly was interested in weaving and incorporated glass shards into his tapestries, leading him to blow his first glass bubble in 1965.

Chihuly’s most famous series include Baskets, Persians, and Seaforms. His hand-blown works and large-scale installations are now part of over two hundred museum collections worldwide. Throughout his career spanning more than six decades, Chihuly has received numerous awards and recognition for his contribution to the art world. He holds eight honorary doctorates.

Notable exhibitions featuring Dale Chihuly’s work include Dale Chihuly objets de verre at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Palais du Louvre in Paris in 1986 and a retrospective at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas in 2017. Dale Chihuly’s father was a meatpacker and union organizer while his mother was a homemaker.

Overall, as an accomplished artist with an iconic style that bridges both traditional fine arts with contemporary installations; whether you’re admiring intricate details or mesmerized by large-scale pieces – there is always something impressive to see when experiencing Dale Chiuhly’s craft firsthand.

All Dale Chihuly Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Sea Form 1985 Glass
Scarlet Lake Macchia With Hooker's Green Dark Lip Wrap 1986 Glass
Pink White Flower Form 1985 Glass
Pilchuk Baskets 1980 Glass
Pilchuk Baskets 1978 Glass
Cadmium Lemon Macchia With Violeta Lip Wrap 1986 Glass
Sea Form 1984
Macchia 1983
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