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Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly at TED 2010
Birth name Dale Patrick Chihuly
Born September 20, 1941 (1941-09-20) (age 68)
Tacoma, Washington
Nationality American
Field Glass sculptor
Training University of Wisconsin–Madison, Rhode Island School of Design.

Dale Chihuly (b. September 20, 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, United States) is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur.

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Biography

Chihuly graduated from high school in Tacoma. Supported by his mother, after his brother George's death in 1957 at a flight-training accident in Florida and his father's death of a heart attack a year later, he enrolled at the College of the Puget Sound in 1959. A year later, he transferred to the University of Washington at Seattle, where in 1965 he received a bachelor of arts degree in interior design.[1]

In 1967, he received a Master of Science in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin–Madison[1], where he studied under Harvey Littleton. In 1968, he studied glass in Venice on a Fulbright Fellowship and received a Master of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design.[1] In 1971, with the support of John Hauberg and Anne Gould Hauberg, Chihuly founded the Pilchuck Glass School near Stanwood, Washington.[2]

In 1976, while Chihuly was in England, he was involved in a head-on automobile accident during which he flew through the windshield.[1][3] His face was severely cut by glass and he was blinded in his left eye. After recovering, he continued to blow glass until he dislocated his shoulder in a 1979 bodysurfing accident.[3] No longer able to hold the glass blowing pipe, he hired others to do the work; Chihuly explained the change in a 2006 interview, saying "Once I stepped back, I liked the view" and pointing out that it allowed him to see the work from more perspectives and enabled him to anticipate problems faster.[1] Chihuly describes his role as "more choreographer than dancer, more supervisor than participant, more director than actor."[1]

Chihuly and his team of artists were the subjects of the documentary Chihuly Over Venice; the program was the first HDTV program to be broadcast in the United States when it aired in November 1998.[citation needed] They were also featured in the documentary Chihuly in the Hotshop, syndicated to public television stations by American Public Television starting in November 1, 2008.[4]

About his work

Regina Hackett, as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer art critic, provided a chronology of his work during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s:[1]

  • 1975: Navajo Blanket Series, in which patterns of Navajo blankets were painted onto glass
  • 1977: Northwest Coast Basket Series, baskets inspired by Northwest coast Indian baskets he'd seen as a child
  • 1980: Seaform Series, transparent sculptures of thin glass, strengthened by ribbed strands of color
  • 1981: Macchia Series, featuring every color available in the studio
  • 1986: Persian Series, inspired by Middle East glass from the 12th- to 14th-century, featuring more restrained color and room-sized installations
  • 1988: Venetian Series, improvisations based on Italian Art Deco
  • 1989: Ikebana Series, glass flower arrangements inspired by Ikebana
  • 1990: Venetian Series returns, this time in a more eccentric form
  • 1991: Niijima Floats, six-foot spheres of intricate color inspired by Japanese glass fishing floats from the island of Niijima[5]
  • 1992: Chandeliers, starting modestly but by the middle of the decade involving a ton of glass orbs and shapes that in some works look like flowers, others like breasts, and still others like snakes

Chihuly has also produced a sizable volume of "Irish cylinders"[6], which are more modest in conception than his blown glass works.

For his exhibition in Jerusalem in 2000, in addition to the glass pieces, he had enormous blocks of transparent ice brought in from an Alaskan artesian well and formed a wall, echoing the stones of the nearby Citadel. Lights with color gels were set up behind them for illumination. Chihuly said the melting wall represented the "dissolution of barriers" between people.[7]

Galleries

Chihuly's largest permanent exhibit can be found at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Chihuly maintains two retail stores in partnership with MGM Mirage. One is located at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip,[8] the other at the MGM Grand Casino in Macau.[9] A number of other galleries also carry his pieces.

In 2010 the owners of the Space Needle announced a new exhibit of his work for the Seattle Center. It is expected to open in 2011.[10]

2006 lawsuit

In 2006, Chihuly filed a lawsuit against his former longtime employee, glassblower Bryan Rubino, and businessman Robert Kaindl, under accusations of copyright and trademark infringement. Kaindl's pieces used titles Chihuly used for his own works, such as Seaforms and Ikebana, as well as resembling the construction of Chihuly's pieces. Arguments made by legal experts stated influence on art style is not copyright infringement, and in a 2003 California case an artist was ruled against because he "couldn't have a copyright on the way jellyfish look".[11][12]

Chihuly settled the lawsuit independently with Rubino initially,[13] and later Kaindl as well.[14]

Permanent collections

United States

In 2000, Chihuly's commission from the Victoria and Albert Museum for a 30 ft (9.1 m) high, blown glass chandelier dominates the museum's main entrance.

Canada

England

United Arab Emirates

Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Exhibitions

Chihuly Gallery

Bibliography

  • Chihuly Over Venice by William Warmus and Dana Self. Seattle: Portland Press, 1996.
  • Chihuly by Donald Kuspit. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998.
  • The Essential Dale Chihuly by William Warmus. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
  • Dale Chihuly:365 Days. Margaret L. Kaplan, Editor. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2008.

in 1993

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Chihuly victimized by his own success?, an April 17, 2006 article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  2. ^ About the Pilchuck Glass School from their website
  3. ^ a b Glass Houses: Dale Chihuly Files a Lawsuit That Raises Big Questions... About Dale Chihuly, a February 2006 article from The Stranger
  4. ^ Chihuly Over Venice from Chihuly's Portland Press website
  5. ^ Niijima from Chihuly's website
  6. ^ photo from lakeview-museum.org
  7. ^ Cohen, Jay (October 4, 1999). "Cooling a hotbed of unrest in Mideast?". Deseret News. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/721087/Cooling-a-hotbed-of-unrest-in-Mideast.html. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  8. ^ List of stores from the Bellagio hotel/casino website
  9. ^ Press release by MGM Macau mentioning Chihuly shop (search for "Chihuly retail")
  10. ^ Chihuly glass museum proposed at Seattle Center where Fun Forest stood Seattle Times
  11. ^ Glass warfare from the website of the St. Petersburg Times
  12. ^ The Seattle Times: Local News: Glass artist Chihuly's lawsuit tests limits of copyrighting art, a 2005 article from The Seattle Times;
  13. ^ Sheila Farr and Susan Kelleher (August 15, 2006). "Artists Chihuly, Rubino settle claims; suit against entrepreneur unresolved". The Seattle Times. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003199340_chihuly15m.html. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  14. ^ Chihuly, rival glass artist settle dispute a 2006 article from The Seattle Times
  15. ^ San Jose Museum of Art | Sculptures
  16. ^ Chihuly at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  17. ^ Delaware Art Museum
  18. ^ The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  19. ^ http://www.wichitaartmuseum.org/exp2k3.html
  20. ^ artsmia.org : viewer
  21. ^ Dale Chihuly
  22. ^ Chihuly - Borgata Hotel + Casino, Atlantic City
  23. ^ http://www.fpconservatory.org/chihuly.htm
  24. ^ PG: Chihuly works will become permanent fixtures at Phipps, July 10, 2008
  25. ^ http://www.slco.org/fi/slcoart/art/Chihuly-Dale/Tower.html
  26. ^ Chihuly at the Frank Russel Bldg
  27. ^ Chihuly City Centre Installation
  28. ^ Chihuly Washington State Convention Center Installation
  29. ^ Chihuly - Union Station
  30. ^ Dale Chihuly
  31. ^ Chihuly - Icicle Creek
  32. ^ Chihuly - The News Tribune
  33. ^ Chihuly
  34. ^ [1]
  35. ^ Chihuly - Hilton Lac-Leamy, Hull, Quebec
  36. ^ Dale Chihuly
  37. ^ Chihuly at the V&A
  38. ^ [2]

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Dale Chihuly
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Dale Chihuly at TED 2010
Birth name Dale Patrick Chihuly
Born September 20, 1941 (1941-09-20) (age 69)
Tacoma, Washington
Nationality American
Field Glass sculptor
Training University of Wisconsin–Madison, Rhode Island School of Design.

Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, United States) is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur.

Contents

Biography

Chihuly graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington. Supported by his mother, after his brother George's death in 1957 at a flight-training accident in Florida and his father's death of a heart attack a year later, he enrolled at the College of the Puget Sound in 1959. A year later, he transferred to the University of Washington at Seattle, where in 1965 he received a bachelor of arts degree in interior design.[1]

In 1967, he received a Master of Science in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin–Madison,[1] where he studied under Harvey Littleton. In 1968, he studied glass in Venice on a Fulbright Fellowship and received a Master of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design.[1] In 1971, with the support of John Hauberg and Anne Gould Hauberg, Chihuly founded the Pilchuck Glass School near Stanwood, Washington.[2]

In 1976, while Chihuly was in England, he was involved in a head-on car accident during which he flew through the windshield.[1][3] His face was severely cut by glass and he was blinded in his left eye. After recovering, he continued to blow glass until he dislocated his shoulder in a 1979 bodysurfing accident.[3] No longer able to hold the glass blowing pipe, he hired others to do the work; Chihuly explained the change in a 2006 interview, saying "Once I stepped back, I liked the view" and pointing out that it allowed him to see the work from more perspectives and enabled him to anticipate problems faster.[1] Chihuly describes his role as "more choreographer than dancer, more supervisor than participant, more director than actor."[1] San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Erin Glass wrote that she, "wonders at the vision of not just the artist Chihuly, but the wildly successful entrepreneur Chihuly whose estimated sales by 2004 was reported by The Seattle Times as $29 million."[4]

Chihuly and his team of artists were the subjects of the documentary Chihuly Over Venice; the program was the first HDTV program to be broadcast in the United States when it aired in November 1998.[citation needed] They were also featured in the documentary Chihuly in the Hotshop, syndicated to public television stations by American Public Television starting in November 1, 2008.[5]

About his work

Regina Hackett, as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer art critic, provided a chronology of his work during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s:[1]

  • 1975: Navajo Blanket Series, in which patterns of Navajo blankets were painted onto glass
  • 1977: Northwest Coast Basket Series, baskets inspired by Northwest coast Indian baskets he'd seen as a child
  • 1980: Seaform Series, transparent sculptures of thin glass, strengthened by ribbed strands of color
  • 1981: Macchia Series, featuring every color available in the studio
  • 1986: Persian Series, inspired by Middle East glass from the 12th- to 14th-century, featuring more restrained color and room-sized installations
  • 1988: Venetian Series, improvisations based on Italian Art Deco
  • 1989: Ikebana Series, glass flower arrangements inspired by Ikebana
  • 1990: Venetian Series returns, this time in a more eccentric form
  • 1991: Niijima Floats, six-foot spheres of intricate color inspired by Japanese glass fishing floats from the island of Niijima[6]
  • 1992: Chandeliers, starting modestly but by the middle of the decade involving a ton of glass orbs and shapes that in some works look like flowers, others like breasts, and still others like snakes

Chihuly has also produced a sizable volume of "Irish cylinders",[7] which are more modest in conception than his blown glass works.

For his exhibition in Jerusalem in 2000, in addition to the glass pieces, he had enormous blocks of transparent ice brought in from an Alaskan artesian well and formed a wall, echoing the stones of the nearby Citadel. Lights with color gels were set up behind them for illumination. Chihuly said the melting wall represented the "dissolution of barriers" between people.[8]

Galleries

Chihuly's largest permanent exhibit can be found at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Chihuly maintains two retail stores in partnership with MGM Mirage. One is located at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas Strip,[9] the other at the MGM Grand Casino in Macau.[10] A number of other galleries also carry his pieces.

In 2010 the Space Needle Corporation submitted a proposal for a museum of Chihuly's work at a site in the Seattle Center, in competition with proposals for other uses from several other groups.[11][12]

2006 lawsuit

In 2006, Chihuly filed a lawsuit against his former longtime employee, glassblower Bryan Rubino, and businessman Robert Kaindl, under accusations of copyright and trademark infringement. Kaindl's pieces used titles Chihuly used for his own works, such as Seaforms and Ikebana, as well as resembling the construction of Chihuly's pieces. Arguments made by legal experts stated influence on art style is not copyright infringement, and in a 2003 California case an artist was ruled against because he "couldn't have a copyright on the way jellyfish look".[13][14]

Chihuly settled the lawsuit independently with Rubino initially,[15] and later Kaindl as well.[16]

Permanent collections

United States

for a 30-foot -high (9.1 m), blown-glass chandelier dominates the museum's main entrance.]]

Canada

England

Singapore

United Arab Emirates

Exhibitions

Chihuly Gallery

Bibliography

  • Chihuly Over Venice by William Warmus and Dana Self. Seattle: Portland Press, 1996.
  • Chihuly by Donald Kuspit. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998.
  • The Essential Dale Chihuly by William Warmus. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
  • Dale Chihuly:365 Days. Margaret L. Kaplan, Editor. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2008.
  • Chihuly Drawing, illustrated by Chihuly, with an essay by Nathan Kernan. Portland Press, 2003, ISBN 1-57684-019-0

References

External links








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