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Dale Chihuly is an influential glass sculptor and entrepreneur. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and traveled to Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship to study glass-blowing thereafter. In 1971, with the support of John Hauberg and Anne Gould Hauberg, Chihuly founded the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. The “National Living Treasure” Chihuly was the first American glassblower to work in the Venini factory on the island of Murano, Italy, and has had a solo show at the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C. In 1985, the Washington-state artist became one of only four American artists to have had a one person exhibition at the Louvre in Paris, and his work is included in the permanent collections of more than 170 museums.