Born in Italy, 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. The piece on display in the Bausch and Lomb building is one of seven originally designed for Kodak’s World’s Fair Pavillion in 1964. The set was donated to RIT by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1975.
Artist Gallery (3 Total)