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Harry and Val Bertoia
Small 2 Rods

$15,650

About

Jim’s of Lambertville is proud to offer this artwork by both Harry (1915-1978) and Val Bertoia (b. 1949) Harry Bertoia (1915 - 1978) A sculptor of kinetic objects, Harry Bertoia was born in San Lorenzo, Italy and in 1930 moved to America. He studied at the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, later attending Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, Michigan, where he would eventually teach and establish the metalworking department. He began experimenting with jewelry forms which would later develop into sculpture. In 1943, he moved to Venice, California, working with designer Charles Eames in war efforts until 1946. He moved to La Jolla in 1947 to work in the Point Loma Navel Electronics Laboratory creating training manuals for equipment operators. While working, he continued to make jewelry and monoprints and began to experiment with metal sculpture. In 1949, he moved to Barto, Pennsylvania where he joined Hans Knoll in Knoll Associates, where he became a prolific architectural sculptor. His first commission was a screen for the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. He exhibited his sculptures for the first time in 1951 at the Knoll Showroom in New York. It was his practice not to sign his works, believing that each artwork was a type of signature in itself and that signatures often called attention to the artist rather than the work of art. Val Bertoia (born 1949) Val Bertoia was born in Santa Monica, California in 1949. In the 1950s, his family moved from California to Pennsylvania where he has lived and worked here ever since. In the1960s, Val studied Mechanical Engineering at Indiana Institute of Technology in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. In 1969, he was awarded Speaker of the Year at Indiana Tech. In 1971, he was released from Ft. Dix, NJ, from the US Army to return back to Pennsylvania. He started working at the nearby farm-soon after-his father asked him to work at Bertoia Studio with him. Val worked with his father from 1972-1978. The Sound-Sculpture environment which Harry continued for 10 years (1968-1978) is trademarked Sonambient. Harry and Val installed large-scale commissioned metal sculptures and Harry was amazed with Val's level of precision and engineering abilities and often asked his advice. Late in the 1970s, Harry and Val made Bertoia Sound-Sculptures for distribution world-wide. During those 6-years, Val worked on his own projects including wind-electric systems as derivatives of kinetic sculpture models.

Details

  • Creator
    Harry and Val Bertoia (American)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.5 in. (39.37 cm)Width: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Lambertville, NJ
  • Reference Number
    Seller: B-HB B-1373 1stDibs: LU3741634923

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    Ships From: Lambertville, NJ
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