Piero Fornasetti  (Italian, 1913-1988) 

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Piero Fornasetti Biography
1913   Born: Milan, Italy
1930 - 1932   Studied at Brera Art Academy Milan, Italy
1940   Started collaborating with Gio Ponti on many projects, Milan, Italy
1943 - 1946   Exiled to Switzerland
1946   Returned to Milan, Italy
1951   Expanded his studio, Milan, Italy
1959   Neiman-Marcus Award for his contribution in the field of fashion
1970   Founded Galleria dei Bibliofili, Milan, Italy
1988   Died: Milan, Italy
1998   Christie’s, Los Angeles held an auction dedicated to Piero Fornasetti
  Selected Museum Collections
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Selected Exhibitions
2008   Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo exhibition)
2007   Luisa Delle Piane Gallery, Milan, Italy (solo exhibition)
2003 - 2004   Italian Institute of Culture of Washington, DC (solo exhibition), traveled to:
Italian Institute of Culture of San Francisco, CA; Italian Institute of Culture of Chicago, IL; Italian Institute of Culture of Toronto, Canada; Italian Institute of Culture of Los Angeles, CA
2002   Palais Royal, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
1991 - 1992   Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (solo exhibition)
1989   Gallery 280, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1970   Galleria dei Bibliofili, Milan Italy (group exhibition)
1951   La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
1947   La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
1935   La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
1933   La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
University of Milan, Milano, Italy (group exhibition)
Literature
2005   Brigitte Fitoussi, Philippe Starck, and Barnaba Fornasetti. Piero Fornasetti: a conversation between Philippe Starck and Barnaba Fornasetti. New York: Assouline.
1998   Christie's. Important design: the life of Piero Fornasetti : auction, 16 May 1998. Los Angeles: Christie's.
1991   Patrick MaurieÌs. Fornasetti, designer of dreams. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown.