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Harry Bertoia (San Lorenzo, Pordenone March 10, 1915 – November 6, 1978 Barto, Pennsylvania), was an Italian-born
American artist, sound art sculptor, and modern furniture designer.
At the age of 15 he traveled from Italy to Detroit to visit his older brother, however he chose to stay and enrolled in Cass
Technical High School, where he studied art and design and learned the art of handmade jewelry making. In 1938 he attended
the Art School of the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, now known as the College for Creative Studies. The following year in
1937 he received a scholarship to study at the Cranbrook Academy of Art where he encountered Walter Gropius, Edmund N.
Bacon and Ray and Charles Eames for the first time.
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