Sunday, June 07, 2009

Art Blogging: Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly (1941- ) is an American glass artist. He studied glasswork at the University of Wisconsin, which was, at the time, the only formal glasswork instruction school in the U.S. Chihuly then studied ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design and later founded its glass program. In 1968 he won a Fulbright Scholarship to Venice, where he learned the team process of collaborative glassmaking. He returned to America to shatter the traditional boundaries of glasswork to create elaborate sculptures and installations.
Dappled Orange Ikebana with Purple and Chartreuse Stems, 2000.
Early Persian Forms, 1987.
Pink and Opal Seaform Set, 1981.


Divers and Sundry said...

We saw an exhibit of his work at a local art museum. Stunning!

John said...

My hometown (Birmingham) has a large permanent collection of Chihuly's work. It's awesome.

Japanese Decor Chic said...

Intriguing and unique. I especially like that Japanese ikebana piece.