Bertoia, Harry

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B. 1915.

From the description of Harry Bertoia artist file. (Whitney Museum of American Art). WorldCat record id: 228432972

Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) was a sculptor and furniture designer.

From the description of Oral history interview with Harry Bertoia, 1972 June 20 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595053

Born in Italy in 1915, Bertoia came to America to study at the age of 15. He was educated at the famous Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. He was best known for his sculpture, but also designed furniture and jewelry. Bertoia's hand-crafted surfaces combine an interest in modern, mass-produced industrial materials and a sensitivity to color. One of his most popular works are the dandelion sculptures, originally designed for Kodak's Pavilion at the New York World's Fair in 1964, and are now part of this collection. Harry Bertoia died in 1978.

From the description of Harry Bertoia sculpture, 1964. (RIT Library). WorldCat record id: 760214868

Sculptor and furniture designer. Born in 1915, died in 1978.

From the description of Harry Bertoia interview, 1972 June 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220179219

Sculptor, designer, metalsmith; Michigan and California.

Attended Cranbrook Academy of Art and was a designer for Knoll Associates.

From the description of Harry Bertoia papers, 1917-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122502759

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Tabakoff, Sheila K. Sheila Tabakoff correspondence with Harry Bertoia, 1975 Jan. 7-Jan. 13. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry,. Oral history interview with Harry Bertoia, 1972 June 20 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Herbert Matter papers, ca. 1937-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001. Gyorgy Kepes papers, 1825-1989 (bulk 1909-1989). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Lembark, Connie W., 1934-. Connie Lembark papers, 1967-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Riedy, James L., 1933-. James L. Riedy research collection on Chicago sculpture, 1970-1977. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.). Arwin Galleries records, 1948-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mauer, Ann Huber. Ann Huber Mauer lecture, 1969 Apr.-May. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Federation of Arts. American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. Herbert Matter papers, circa 1937-1984. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn American Federation of Arts records, 1895-1993 (bulk 1909-1969) Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry. [Letter] 1955 May 1, Barto, Pa. [to] Vernon L. Bobbitt, Albion, Michigan / Harry Bertoia. Dallas Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958. Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner papers, 1860-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Giopulos, Peter,. Peter Giopulos files on campus art 1999-2004 RIT Library, Wallace Library
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry. [Harry Bertoia] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. Douglas Putnam Haskell papers, Series I: Pending correspondence, 1949-1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry. Harry Bertoia papers, 1917-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Strengell, Marianne, b. 1909. Marianne Strengell interviews, 1982 Jan. 8-Dec. 16. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry,. Harry Bertoia sculpture, 1964. RIT Library, Wallace Library
referencedIn Harry Bertoia sculpture records 1973-1975 RIT Library, Wallace Library
referencedIn Bertoia, Harry : Biographical file. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
referencedIn Strengell, Marianne, b. 1909. Oral history interview with Marianne Strengell, 1982 Jan. 8-Dec. 16. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Richardson, Constance, 1905-. Constance Richardson letters from E.P. Richardson and others, 1935-1957. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry. Harry Bertoia artist file. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
referencedIn Makler Gallery. Makler Gallery records, 1957-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bertoia, Harry. Harry Bertoia interview, 1972 June 20. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Strengell, Marianne, b. 1909. Marianne Strengell papers, 1904-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bertoia, Harry, 1915-1978 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith American Federation of Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Arwin Galleries (Detroit, Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Bobbitt, Vernon L. person
associatedWith Carroll, John, 1892-1959. person
associatedWith Cranbrook Academy of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Cummings, Paul, person
associatedWith Eames, Charles. person
associatedWith Giopulos, Peter, person
associatedWith Harry Bertoia, person
associatedWith Haskell, Douglas Putnam, 1899-1979. person
associatedWith Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001. person
associatedWith Knoll Associates, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Lembark, Connie W., 1934- person
associatedWith Makler Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984. person
associatedWith Mauer, Ann Huber. person
associatedWith Milles, Carl, 1875-1955. person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith New York World's Fair (1964-1965). corporateBody
associatedWith Richardson, Constance, 1905- person
associatedWith Riedy, James L., 1933- person
associatedWith Rochester Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961. person
associatedWith Sarkis, 1909-1977. person
associatedWith Sarkisian, Sarkis. person
associatedWith Strengell, Marianne, b. 1909 person
associatedWith Tabakoff, Sheila K. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold, 1880-1958. person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--Rochester
Michigan
United States
Subject
Public sculpture
Metal workers
Sculpture, American
Design
Sculptors--Interviews
Bronze sculpture--20th century
Art in universities and colleges
Sculpture, Abstract
Sculptors
Public art
Designers--Interviews
Decorative art
Art metal-work
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Birth 1915-03-10

Death 1978-11-06

Italians

English,

Italian

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