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Harry Bertoia

(American, 1915–1978)

exhibition invitation by harry bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Exhibition Invitation, 2014

footed sonambient by harry bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Footed Sonambient, ca. 1960

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light spray by harry bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Light Spray, ca. 1970

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sonambient maquette by harry bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Sonambient Maquette, 1975

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spray by harry bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Spray, ca. 1975

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untitled by harry bertoia

Harry Bertoia

Untitled

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Biography

Timeline

1915
Born in San Lorenzo, Pordenone, Italy
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, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1938
Attended the Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, now known as the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
1939
Opened his own metal workshop and taught jewelry design and metal work
1943
Married Brigitta Valentiner and moved to California to work with Charles and Ray Eames for the Evans Product Company
1950 - 1955
The commercial success enjoyed by Bertoia's diamond chair was immediate and in the mid-50's the chairs, produced by Knoll, sold so well that the royalties he received for them allowed him to devote himself exclusively to sculpture
1950
Moved to Pennsylvania to establish a studio and to work with Hans and Florence Knoll
1957
Fellow at the Graham Foundation in Chicago, IL
1978
Died in Barto, PA

Exhibitions

2009
Pordenone Art Museum, Pordenone, Friuli, Italy
2008
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Reading Art Museum, Reading, PA
2001
Kennedy Galleries, New York, NY
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
1999
Allentown Art Musuem, Allentown, PA
1984
Fairweather Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1981
Harry Bertoia, Retrospective, Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY
1978
Grieg Hall, Bergen, Norway
Heinie-Onstad Museum, Oslo, Norway
1977
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
1975
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Olympia Galleries, Glenside, PA

Public Collections

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC