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Dale Chihuly

Glass Sculptor


Dale Chihuly<BR> Print Biography

Dale Chihuly was born September 20, 1941 in Tacoma, Washington. His father George was a butcher and his mother Viola was a homemaker who loved gardening.

He was sixteen years old when his brother died in a Naval Air Force training accident, and his father died a year later.

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(Pronunciation note: the schwa sound is shown by ə)

tapestry
Pronunciation: TAP-ə-stre
Function: noun
a heavy cloth that has designs or pictures woven into it
and is used especially as a wall hanging

craftsman
Pronunciation: KRAF (t)-smən
Function: noun
a highly skilled worker whose occupation requires skill with the hands

botanical
Pronunciation: bə-TAN-ih-kəl
Function: adjective
of or relating to plants or botany which is
a branch of biology dealing with plant life

peripheral vision
Pronunciation: pə-RIF-ə-rəl VIH-zhən
Side vision. The ability to see objects and movement
outside of the direct line of vision.

volatile
Pronunciation: VAHL-ə-təl
Function: adjective
likely to change suddenly or quickly

culminating
Pronunciation: KəL-mə-na-ting
Function: adjective
reaching the highest point

cottage industry
Function: noun
an industry where products are made in a home rather than in a factory


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The portrait of Dale Chihuly courtesy of user Annealer (Creative Commons license)

The photographs of the exhibits were taken by Patsy Stevens at the Dallas Arboretum.

The content of the biography came from listening to a YouTube presentation he gave at Google's Mountain View, California headquarters on June 19, 2008.

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