Individuals series 2011
Blown glass, sandblasted and acid polished. Fabricated bronze medallions. Anodized aluminum.
25½ x 14 x 12½”
Photo: Bill Truslow
Dan Dailey is one of the most creative artists working in glass today. He has pushed the material to new frontiers in making it a conduit for his active imagination.
Dailey was born in 1947 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and now lives and works in his Kensington, New Hampshire studio with the help of a staff of assistants. Dailey received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, the Pilchuck Glass School, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Dailey’s work is highly subjective, illustrative and superbly crafted. His inspiration is based on human character and the world we inhabit, with many familiar forms rendered iconic. The attributes of his work and his 40 years of achievement and recognition have made Dan Dailey a prominent artist in the history of glass, and unique among American artists.
His work is represented in over 45 museum collections around the world. Among them are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris; the Musee de Design d’Arts Appliques Contemporains, Lausanne; the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.