Dale Chihuly Biography

Artist, Sculptor(1941–)
Dale Chihuly is an American artist whose work in glass led to a resurgence of interest in that medium.

Synopsis

Dale Chihuly was born on September 20, 1941 in Tacoma, WA. He received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design worked at a renowned glassblowing workshop in Italy. Returning to the US , he established the RISD glassblowing program and founded the Pilchuck Glass School. In 1976 a car accident left Chihuly blind in one eye, and thereafter he was dependent on assistants to execute his designs.

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