Dale Chihuly Art

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.

SEAFOAM - FIVE (5) PIECE SET
SEAFOAM - FIVE (5) PIECE SET
Dale Chihuly
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Sculptures
Blown Glass
Dale Chihuly American, (1941-) Five (5) Piece "Seafoam" Set with Green Lip Wrap. Largest Element Measures 10 Inches Tall by 23-1/2 Inches Long and 20 Inches Wide. Very Good Condition...
SUN YELLOW BASKET SET
SUN YELLOW BASKET SET
Dale Chihuly
21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Sculptures
Blown Glass
This is a set of 4 pieces of blown glass. The largest piece is 10x9x9". The smallest, 5x3x3" is signed and inscribed "00". Accompanied with a Plexiglas case and copy of the original ...
Basket Drawing, Signed Limited Edition Lithograph, Free Form Abstract
Basket Drawing, Signed Limited Edition Lithogra...
Dale Chihuly
1990s Abstract Abstract Prints
Lithograph
Basket Drawing, by Dale Chihuly(American b.1941) renowned glass sculpture artist depicts one of his signature abstract basket forms. This limited edition lithograph printed in 8 col...
Venetian
Venetian
Dale Chihuly
20th Century American Modern Abstract Paintings
Acrylic, Watercolor
An early Venetian painting by Chihuly. This work was gifted to Louis Pepper, a former executive at Washington Mutual, and comes with a letter by Chihuly that is attached to the verso...
Paradise Persian
Paradise Persian
Dale Chihuly
Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures
Blown Glass
This is a rare and beautiful Paradise Persian Chihuly from 2003. Excellent condition in original shadowbox.
Larkspur Seaform Set
Larkspur Seaform Set
Dale Chihuly
Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures
Glass
Dale Chihuly (USA), Larkspur Seaform Set, 2000. 10.5 x 7.5 x 6”. A beautiful example of the sea form series with undulating lines in an unusual color combination. Blown glass. From t...
Untitled
Untitled
Dale Chihuly
21st Century and Contemporary Post-War Abstract Sculptures
Blown Glass
A violet, pink and blue green glass sculpture depicting abstracted sea shell and plants by Post War artist Dale Chihuly. Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was intro...
"J" Baskets
"J" Baskets
Dale Chihuly
Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Paintings
Color Pencil, Graphite
Here is an impressive early Dale Chihuly baskets graphite and colored pencil drawing titled "J" from an alphabet series. This early work is signed lower right and dated on verso 198...
Ikebana Drawing
Ikebana Drawing
Dale Chihuly
2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings
Acrylic, Archival Paper
Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-known series of works, among them Cylinders and Baskets in the 1970s; Seaforms, Macchia, Venetians, and Persians in the 1980s; Niijima Floa...
Baskets Drawing
Dale Chihuly
21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings
Acrylic, Archival Paper
Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-known series of works, among them Cylinders and Baskets in the 1970s; Seaforms, Macchia, Venetians, and Persians in the 1980s; Niijima Floa...
Basket Drawing
Dale Chihuly
21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings
Acrylic, Archival Paper
This piece is framed. The price reflects the framed piece. Framed dimensions: 43.5 × 31 inches. Chihuly has created more than a dozen well-known series of works, among them Cylinder...
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