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Harry Bertoia    (American, 1915-1978)

 Harry Bertoia - Fountain/Spray (Sculptures)
Harry Bertoia
Fountain/Spray
 
 Harry Bertoia - Sonambient (Pumpkin) (Sculptures) h: 32 x w: 8 x d: 8 in / h: 81.3 x w: 20.3 x d: 20.3 cm
Harry Bertoia
Sonambient (Pumpkin)
 
 Harry Bertoia - Table Spray (Fountain) (Sculptures) h: 31 x w: 44 x d: 44 in / h: 78.7 x w: 111.8 x d: 111.8 cm
Harry Bertoia
Table Spray (Fountain) circa 1965
 
 Harry Bertoia - Untitled (HB 812) (Prints and Multiples) h: 24.2 x w: 39 in / h: 61.5 x w: 99.1 cm
Harry Bertoia
Untitled (HB 812)
 
 Harry Bertoia - Untitled - Monotype / Painting (Paintings) h: 25.5 x w: 40 in / h: 64.8 x w: 101.6 cm
Harry Bertoia
Untitled - Monotype / Painting
 
 

Biography
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 Moved to Pennsylvania to establish a studio and to work with Hans and Florence Knoll
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
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
1973 Marshall University, Huntingdon, WV
1966 St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN
1961 Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY
St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN
1958 US Pavilion, Brussels World's Fair, Brussels, Belgium
1957 The American Federation of Arts, New York, NY
1956 Fairweather Harden Gallery, Chicago, IL
1954 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
1952 Knoll Associates, New York, NY
1947 Nierendorf Gallery, New York, NY
1945 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1943 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Nierendorf Gallery, New York, NY
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