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Dale Chihuly
American, b. September 20, 1941
Chihuly was born in Tacoma, Washington, where he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He enrolled at the College of Puget Sound in 1959. A year later, he transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, where i n1965 he received a bachelor of arts degree in interior design. While at the University of Washington, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

In the year 1967, he received a Master of Science in sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 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. In 1971, with the support of John Hauberg and Anne Gould Hauberg, Chichuly co-founded the Pilchuck Glass School near Stanwood, Washington. In 1976, while Chihuly was in England, he was involved in a hear-on car accident during which he flew through the windshield. 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 right schoulder in a 1979 bodysurfing accident. No longer able to hold the glass blowing pipe, he hired others to do the work.... Chihuly and his team of artists were the subjects of the documentary "Chihuly Over Venice," They were also featured in the documentary "Chihuly in the Hotshop," syndicated to the public television stations by American Public Television starting on November 1, 2008.

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