• Dale was born September 20, 1941 in
Tacoma, Washington, United States.
• Chihuly's work is a story of his life. His
fascination with abstract nature forms
comes from his mother's garden in
Tacoma, Washington. His love for the
ocean and its creatures is also reﬂected
in his art.
• Chihuly graduated from high school in
Tacoma. Support from his mother, after his
brother George's death in a ﬂight-training
accident in Florida and his father's death
of a heart attack, he signed up at the
College of the Puget Sound in 1959.