Born in 1941 in Tacoma Washington, this prominent glass blowing artist has attended the University of Washington, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Venini glass factory in Venice to perfect his art.
In 1971 Chihuly cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. His work is included in over 200 museum collections worldwide including his namesake museum in Tacoma.
Here in Seattle a popular destination to see his work and enjoy marine life is the wonderful Seattle Aquarium on the waterfront displaying pieces from his well-known series “Seaforms” done in the 1980s.
In the near future, look forward to the opening of the Chihuly Garden and Glass, tentatively set for May 21st at the base of the Space Needle. The Chihuly Garden and Glass will include nine indoor galleries, a retail store, a “collections café,” a glass house and outdoor garden. A beautiful way to display and pay tribute to one of Washington’s finest artists!