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Harry BERTOIA

American Harry BERTOIA

born Arieto BERTOIA

Italian-born American artist, sound art sculptor, and modern furniture designer

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Born: on March 10, 1915 in San Lorenzo, Pordenone, Italy
Died: on November 06, 1978 in Barto, Pennsylvania, USA


Biography

At the age of 15 he traveled from Italy to Detroit to visit his older brother, however he chose to stay and enrolled in Cass Technical High School, where he studied art and design and learned the art of handmade jewelry making. In 1938 he attended the Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, now known as the College for Creative Studies. The following year in 1937 he received a scholarship to study at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he encountered Walter Gropius, Edmund N. Bacon and Ray and Charles Eames for the first time.

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See Also :

- Category Architect & Designer, Sculptor