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Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly (USA, b. 1941)

With his sculptural works that fuse naturalistic forms with vibrant colors, Dale Chihuly has established himself as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary makers of art glass. The Tacoma, Washington, native’s experimental techniques — manifest in large-scale glass sculptures, installations and environmental artworks alongside smaller table-top pieces — combine fine art, design, architecture and craft. Chihuly’s inspired creative energy has brought glass blowing to a place at the forefront of the arts in the United States.

     Chihuly’s prolific body of work is coupled with a dedication to artistic instruction, education and community. Trained in interior design at the University of Washington, he pursued graduate work with Harvey Littleton, who built the first academic art glass program in the U.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After further studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, Chihuly was awarded a 1968 Fulbright Fellowship to study glass blowing at the Venini glass factory on the island of Murano in Venice, where he was first introduced to group collaboration in glass making. Not only has Chihuly been committed to his own improvement as an artist, but he has also devoted much of his career to sharing his knowledge. He returned to RISD as an instructor, and after working there for more than a decade and he cofounded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State in 1971. An automobile accident in 1976 left Chihuly blind in one eye; a subsequent injury while bodysurfing weakened one shoulder, leaving him reliant on assistant glassblowers to execute his designs.

     Chihuly’s skills and technical innovations have allowed him to make pieces in an astonishing array of patterns, textures and hues — yet his work can be recognized immediately. He has created several notable extended series of artworks. These include his “Seaforms,” which evoke shells, starfish and other marine animals; “Blankets,” — composed of cylindrical units in patterns suggested by Native American textiles; and, most famously, his grand chandeliers made up of scores of curling, curving, pepper-shaped elements. Whether large or small, as you will see on these pages, the works of Dale Chihuly blend practical flair and bravura artistry. They are a highlight of any contemporary art and design collection.

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Dale Chihuly, Glass Sculpture in Two Elements, United States, Early 21st Century
By Dale Chihuly
Located in New York, NY
A two-piece ensemble by Dale Chihuly possessing the artist's signature aesthetic - an otherworldly palette and form, as well as an incredible electric quality makes his work seem wei...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Dale Chihuly

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Dale Chihuly 1990 Oil on Paper Drawing in His Book "Venetians"
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Sharon, CT
An unique and original oil stick drawing of a glass piece by Dale Chihuly (1941) on the red end paper of his 1990 limited edition book "Venetians".
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Late 20th Century American Brutalist Dale Chihuly

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Paper

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Dale Chihuly Art Glass, 2-Piece Blue Seaform Basket Set, circa 2000
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Beautiful, two-piece glass table sculpture by Dale Chihuly, circa 2000. In excellent condition. Blue with a bright yellow rim. Signed Chihuly. Larger bowl measures: 5.625" x 10.75...
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Rare Dale Chihuly’S Persian Pair in Bright Yellow Swirling Form with Black Trim
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Roslyn, NY
This wonderful set of Dale Chihuly's Persian is in a vibrant yellow offset with black trim. Each piece is handblown and has beautiful ribbons that are throughout each piece. "The gr...
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Early 2000s American Dale Chihuly

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Chihuly at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Book Signed
By Dale Chihuly
Located in London, GB
Signed first edition, published by Portland Press, 2005 The glass artworks of Dale Chihuly are instantly recognizable, bright and intricate, yet always harking back to natural for...
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Early 2000s British Dale Chihuly

"Norse Blue Macchia with Lime Lip Wrap" Glass Art by Dale Chihuly
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Sculptural glass piece by Dale Chihuly. "Norse Blue Macchia with Lime Lip Wrap" is a large vessel with a deep orange exterior and a rippling vivid blue interior. Unique.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Dale Chihuly

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Contemporary Dale Chihuly 4-Piece Glass Sea Shell Art Table Sculpture 1990s Pink
By Dale Chihuly
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For your consideration is a pretty and pink, four-piece glass table sculpture, with a sea shell motif, by Dale Chihuly, circa 1990s. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 14" W ...
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Contemporary Dale Chihuly 2-Piece Glass Art White Seaform Set Table Sculpture
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For your consideration is a stunningly beautiful, two-piece glass table sculpture, called the "White Seaform Set," by Dale Chihuly, circa 1990. In excellent condition. Comes with the...
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Mid-Century Modern Shell Glass Art Table Sculpture Signed Chihuly 1990s Blue
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Emerald and Linden Yellow Macchia Pair by Dale Chihuly
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Austin, TX
A stunning large-scale Macchia set by Dale Chihuly. Signed twice. One bowl produced in 1995, the other produced in 1996. The two pieces joined by the artist in 2000. Provenanc...
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Glass Sculpture by Dale Chihuly
By Dale Chihuly
Located in Stamford, CT
Two pieces by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly the larger of which is signed and dated 1984, seaform shapes clear glass with a white lip, the larger an 12 x 11 x 3" asymmetrical plat...
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1980s American Vintage Dale Chihuly

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