Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly is a legendary name in the contemporary art and design world, and arguably one of the most influential artists in glass working history. To say his studio glass work is internationally celebrated is an exceptional understatement—his achievements have been honored with such distinguished awards ranging from ten honorary doctorates to two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, among dozens of others. His work is included in more than 200 hundred museum collections worldwide, and ranges from glass-blown small vessels to massive room installations to drawings and prints.

Originally hailing from Tacoma, Washington, Chihuly began his career in the late 1960’s, within the span of his extensive education at the University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and his work at the Venini glass factory in Venice on a Fullbright Fellowship. Chihuly has also contributed to the art education world through his work as an instructor at the RISD (where he founded a glass program), the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, and the continuing writings, demonstrations, and classes he offers to the glass community.

The official Dale Chihuly website, a full spectrum of information is available. His full biography, artist history, current and archived artwork, and upcoming exhibit and installation information is available.

Hosten Galleries is a virtual glass art gallery that showcases the some of the world’s leading contemporary glass artists. Dale Chihuly is featured for his studio art, installations, chandeliers, prints and drawings. A concise biography is also presented.

This online retailer exclusively sells Dale Chihuly work, from studio work to miscellaneous merchandise such as postcards, calendars, apparel, and sketchbooks. Books, stationary and DVD’s are available for purchase as well.