Harry Bertoia was a furniture and jewelry designer, graphic artist, sculptor and architect. He was born in San Lorenzo, Udine, Italy on March 19, 1915. Bertoia emigrated to the U.S. in 1930. Bertoia studied at Cranbrook in the late 1930s and moved to California and worked w/Eames on what would become the most famous Eames chair produced by Knol in the 1940s.

His later artwork incorporated sound into steel sculptures. Bertoia experimented greatly with patinas and methods of casting to gain different surface textures. He also experimented with steel alloys to gain more control over the sound his work would produce. Harry Bertoia died in 1978. He made a reputation for himself in every field he entered.

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http://www.dwr.com/designers/?designer_id=273
http://bertoiaharry.com/

"Sound Sculpture "

drawing
13 x 24 inches

"drawing
13 x 24 inches