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Dale Chihuly

    chee-hoo-lee  speaker-click to hear pronunciation  click to hear

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly became the most famous ornate glass maker of the late 20th century in America.

He received a B.A. degree from the University of Washington at Seattle and an M.F.A. in 1968 from the Rhode Island School of Design. From 1967 to 1980, he was Chairman there of the Department of Glassblowing. In 1971, he was a co-founder of the Pilchuck Glass Center in Stanwood, Washington near Seattle.

His colorful, abstract blown glass has made him nationally famous, and one of his biggest projects has likely been the thirty-five foot high, 550 foot long pedestrian bridge in Tacoma, Washington. It has five tall glass pavilions with eight- million dollars worth of Chihuly glass. He also did a chandelier in   ...  Displaying 750 of 4925 characters.

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About  Dale Chihuly

Born:  1941 - Tacoma, Washington
Known for:  large scale abstract blown glass