Sally Rosen 20th Century Collections

Arnaldo Pomodoro

(Italian, born 1926)

arnaldo pomodoro bronze sculpture titled "romboide", signed and dated on base by arnaldo pomodoro

Arnaldo Pomodoro

Arnaldo Pomodoro bronze sculpture titled "Romboide", signed and dated on base, 1977

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Born in Morciano di Romagno, Italy on June 23
1945 - 1948
Following the war, he receives his diploma as a builder and surveyor and enrolls at the Business School of the University of Bologna. He is employed by the Presaro Department of civil engineering as a consultant for the reconstruction of public buildings until 1957.
1949 - 1951
Attends Pesaro’s Art Institute studying set design
1952 - 1953
Begins designing stage sets and costumes. Begins working as a goldsmith creating jewelry
Moves to Milan. First sculpture exhibition with his brother Gió
1956 - 1959
First visits Paris and the United States
1966 - 1968
Artist in residence at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, and visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, CA
Upon invitation of Mills College, Oakland, CA, resumes teaching until 1984
Resumes working on set designs and costumes for the theater, with “spectacular machines” in major Italian productions
1983 - 2000
Continues exhibiting work internationally.


Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY, January 5-28
Salamanca ciudad de la escultura, Salamanca, Spain, May 13 - August 28
Sculptures Monumentales à Saint-Tropez, Saint-Tropez, France
Sculptures in the city, Museo d’Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland (solo)
Arnoldo Pomodoro. Esculturas (1983-2003) Marlborough Madrid, Madrid, Spain, March 18-April 17 (solo)
Arnoldo Pomodoro, Novecento, Una Scultura per Roma. Rome, Italy, October 23 (solo)
Reconstructing Forms: Contemporary Sculpture by Arnaldo Pomodoro, Muscarelle Museum of Art, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (solo)
Progetti scenici 1972-2002. Riva R1920 Centre, Como, Italy. (solo)
Arnaldo Pomodoro dans les Jardins du Palais-Royal Sculptures 1962-2000, Jardins du Palais-Royal, Paris (solo)
Recent Small Scale Sculptures, Marlborough Gallery, New York, October 31-December 2 (solo)