Daughter of iconic artist, furniture designer, Harry Bertoia, sharing his legacy in St. George

Nov 28, 2019 129

BY: David Louis

The legacy of Harry Bertoia, an iconic Italian artist who largely influenced the “modern” furniture movement of the 1950s, is being carried on through a St. George-based foundation in his honor. As the face of the Harry Bertoia Foundation, his daughter, Celia Bertoia, said that her father was much more than just a furniture designer.

He was a jack-of-all-trades artist who was heavily involved in all of its forms including painting, abstract sculpture and jewelry making. In the 1960s, he joined a few artists to create sonambient sounding sculptures, a musical instrument using rods and wires that acoustically resonate when struck against each other.

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SOURCE: https://www.stgeorgeutah.com

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