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259 Bertoia with sounding sculpture
Courtesy Bente Torjusen
Clifford B. WestJPGJPGPORTRAITsound, sculpture
258 Svea Kline, Marguerite Kimball, Lillian Holm, and Joy Griffin West at the opening night of the student exhibition, May 1944. Cranbrook Archives. n.a.JPGJPGJEWELRYcranbrook, jewelry
257 Harry Bertoia, 1975
"Sonambient / Sounding Sculpture" for the Standard Oil Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITstandard oil, chicago, public commission
256 Bertoia working with an acetylene torch, 1952.
Knoll archives
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITsculpture
255 Harry Bertoia, 1975
"Sonambient / Sounding Sculpture" for the Standard Oil Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITstandard oil, chicago, public commission
254 Portraits of Harry Bertoia from a photograph contact sheet for Knoll publicity materials.
Knoll Archives
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITknoll, chair, portrait
253 Harry Bertoia - The Artist, c. 1943. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
A true Renaissance man of worldwide! Quickly becoming a household name for his timeless Art & Design & for the man he was... an extraordinary man of nature vs. metal.
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITcranbrook, portrait
252 Harry relaxing, Knoll showroom, 1965
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITknoll, chair, showroom
251 Bertoia with massive gong
'70
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITgong, sculpture
250 Harry relaxing, Knoll showroom, 1965
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITknoll, chair, showroom
249 Gordon Bunshaft, left, partner in the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, designers of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company's new Fifth Avenue Office, discusses blueprints for the erection of the six-ton sculptured metal screen (1954) created by Harry Bertoia, right.
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITnew york, sculpture, panel, screen, mht, bunshaft, public commission
248 Harry and Brigitta Valentiner Bertoia, April, 1969.
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITportrait, private, brigitta
247 Harry Bertoia, 1975
"Sounding Sculpture" for the Standard Oil Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.

Bertoia enjoying one of his Sonambient / Sound sculptures which he refers to as his "Offering to the Wind."
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITstandard oil, chicago, public commission
246 Thomas Zung, architect, and Harry Bertoia worked on several projects together in the 1970s. The last one was the Glenville, Ohio, Library. Harry designed and laid out the pieces for the sounding sculpture for the 1978 commission, but became too sick with cancer to continue. His son, Val Bertoia, took over and welded the rods together to complete the tonal sculpture. It is considered a Harry Bertoia, as it was drawn, planned, designed and prepared by Harry, but the final work was finished by Val.
Courtesy Celia
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITglenville, sound sculpture, zung, public commission
245 Bertoia working in his studio
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITstudio, portrait
244 Harry Bertoia with bush sculpture
Courtesy P. Ihlenfeld
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITsculpture, bush, studio
243 Bertoia's tools
In Nelson, June Kompass. Harry Bertoia, Printmaker. Monotypes and Other Monographics. Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1988.
p. 35
n.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITmonoprints, tools, studio
242 Bertoia's hands
In Nelson, June Kompass. Harry Bertoia, Printmaker. Monotypes and Other Monographics. Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1988.
p. 35
George CsernaJPGJPGPORTRAITprivate
241 In 1974, Bertoia began work on a commission for the Standard Oil Building in Chicago. To complement Edward Durell Stone's modernist masterwork, Bertoia envisioned a collection of eleven sound sculptures stationed in a 4,000-square-foot reflecting pool at the skyscraper's foot. Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
JPGEXT.LINKPORTRAITpublic commissions, chicago, standard oil, wright
240 Untitled, 1668
c. 1970's
Ink on Paper
24" x 18"
Placed in a Private Collection
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
239 Untitled, 1597
c. 1950's
Ink on Paper
10" x 21"
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
238 Untitled, 1203
c. 1960's
Ink on Paper
13" x 24"
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
237 Untitled, 803
c. 1940's
Ink on Paper
14" x 20"
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
236 Untitled, 799
c. 1940's
Ink on Paper
16" x 20"
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
235 Untitled, 462
c. 1970's
Ink on Paper
25" x 13"
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
234 Untitled, 328
c. 1940's
Ink on Paper
9" x 7"
Placed in a Private Collection
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
233 Untitled, 70a
c. 1940's
Ink on Paper
10" x 22"
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
232 Untitled 3034
c. 1960s
Monoprint on rice paper
Inscribed in pencil "3034" verso
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
231 Untitled 300
1939-78
Monoprint, ink on rice paper
"300" lower right
Sheet: 5.5" x 23.5"; Frame: 8.75" x 26.75"
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
230 Untitled 270
1939-78
Monoprint, ink on rice paper
"270" lower right
Sheet: 8.75" x 24"; Frame: 12" x 27"
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
229 Untitled 712
1939-78
Monoprint, ink on rice paper
"712" lower right
Sheet: 12.875" x 24"; Frame: 16" x 27"
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
228 Monoprint (XV1.1)
Executed 1945-47
Colored inks and oils on heavy map paper
Label on verso of mat "Nierendorf Gallery"
Literature: Nelson, June Kompass. Harry Bertoia. Printmaker: Monotypes and Other Monographics. Michigan: Wayne State University Press, 1988. p 76.
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
227 Brooch
Executed c. 1946
Provenance: From the collection of James Byrnes, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGJEWELRYbrooch
226 Untitled (sculpture)Executed c. 1975
Welded and patinated bronze and copper
Provenance: Private collection (acquired from the artist).
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGSCULPTURESbush
225 Untitled
1961
Ink on paper
Retains two Staempfli Gallery labels and paper label inscribed "8-P Harry Bertoia Untitled Drawing 1961" verso
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
224 Untitled (early monographic work)
c. 1940-1943
Monoprint
Bears the inscription "Bertoia 1940" on the frame backing verso
Literature: Nelson, June Kompass. Harry Bertoia, Printmaker. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1988. pp 58-60 for similar examples.
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
223 Brooch (untitled)
Executed 1943-50
Hand-hammered silver
LAMA would like to thank Celia Bertoia for her assistance in cataloging this work
Provenance: Private Collection, Santa Cruz, California
Los Angeles Modern AuctionsJPGJPGJEWELRYbrooch
222 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 11
1940s-50s
Black and white monotype
sheet: 7 13/16 in. x 5 5/16 in. (19.8 cm x 13.5 cm); image: 7 5/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (19.4 cm x 13.3 cm)
Gift of Gil Einstein and Anne MacDougall
2003.71.11
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
221 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 9
1940s-50s
Black and white monotype
sheet: 7 5/16 in. x 5 5/16 in. (18.6 cm x 13.5 cm); image: 6 13/16 in. x 5 in. (17.3 cm x 12.7 cm)
Gift of Gil Einstein and Anne MacDougall
2003.71.9
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
220 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 6
1940s-50s
Monotype
sheet: 8 7/8 in. x 5 5/16 in. (22.5 cm x 13.5 cm); image: 7 3/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. (19.7 cm x 10.8 cm)
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund
2003.71.6
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
219 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 5
1940s-50s
Monotype
sheet: 7 7/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (20 cm x 18.4 cm); image: 4 5/16 in. x 6 5/16 in. (11 cm x 16 cm)
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
218 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 4
1940s-50s
Color monotype
sheet and image: 8 3/8 in. x 11 15/16 in. (21.3 cm x 30.3 cm)
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
217 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 3
1940s-50s
Color monotype
sheet and image: 8 7/16 in. x 10 15/16 in. (21.4 cm x 27.8 cm)
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
216 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 2
1940s-50s
Color monotype
sheet and image: 8 7/16 in. x 10 15/16 in. (21.4 cm x 27.8 cm)
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
215 Untitled, from "Collection of 29" 71 1
1940s-50s
Color monotype
sheet and composition: 8 7/16 in. x 10 15/16 in. (21.4 cm x 27.8 cm)
Museum purchase, Erna Bottigheimer Sands (Class of 1929) Art Acquisition Fund
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
214 Maquette for Conceptual Sculpture
ca. 1953
Brass welded coating on steel wire
overall: 18 in. x 19 1/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (45.7 cm x 48.6 cm x 24.5 cm)
Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler
Davis Musem at Wellesley College, Wellesley MAJPGJPGSCULPTURESmaquette
213 Moma garden with Bertoia chairsn.a.JPGEXT.LINKCHAIRSchairs, side
212 Bertoia is buried behind the Sonambient Barn under a huge 1-ton gong in Barto
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
His grave is behind the barn. No headstone, just a huge gong’s dark disk. Three tall logs intersect in a pyramid, and suspended from its apex is the gong, its bottom inches about the surface of the leaves covering his grave. An epitaph stands nearby: “He heard the voice of the wind bringing sound from form to life.”
n.a.JPGEXT.LINKPRIVATE, SCULPTURESgong
211 Untitled, ca. 1943. Monoprint, 6 1/2 × 8 inches (16.5 × 20.3 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkSolomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection 43.912.74 JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSguggenheim, monoprint
210 Monoprints by Harry Bertoia. Executed between the early 1950's and 1970's.
Various colors of inks on rice paper.
n.a.JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
209 Monoprints by Harry Bertoia. Executed between the early 1950's and 1970's.
Various colors of inks on rice paper.
n.a.JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
208 Monoprints by Harry Bertoia. Executed between the early 1950's and 1970's.
Various colors of inks on rice paper.
n.a.JPGEXT.LINKMONOPRINTSmonoprint
207 Wire Form Sculpture 1965
Large "Bundle Formed" sculpture. Kinetic sculpture of steel wires that sway gently to the touch, stainless steel base
n.a.JPGJPGSCULPTURESwires, steel
206 Unique and Fine 1962 Wire Sculpture maquette
Handformed using brass coated piano wire. A light and airy piece, with a light vibration
n.a.JPGJPGSCULPTURESwire, maquette
205 Southdale Center
Victor Gruen Arch.
Edina, Minnesota
1956
JPGJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONsculpture
204 Brooch, sterling silver.
Courtesy of Mark McDonald, 555 Warren St., Hudson, New York
Photo by Bill HibbsJPGEXT.LINKJEWELRYbrooch
203 Bertoia in his studion.a.JPGEXT.LINKPORTRAITbush, sculptures
202Ceiling sculpture for Manufacturers Hanover Trust, New York1954JPGEXT.LINKSCULPTURESceiling
201 Study, for the four-panel screen at Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, VA, ca. 1963
Patinated poured bronze. 
34.3 cm. high
Phillips Auction, New York, 2009JPGJPGSCULPTURESdulles, airport, public commission
200 Rare “Straw” sculpture, 1960s
Bronze- and brass-covered steel rod.
24.4 x 29.2 x 10.2 cm., including base
Phillips Auction, New York, 2009JPGJPGSCULPTURESstraw
199 Rare “Bush” sculpture, ca. 1965
Patinated copper.
38.7 cm. high
Phillips Auction, New York, 2009JPGJPGSCULPTURESbush
198 Untitled monoprints (group of 6), circa 1955
Six monoprints, on thin Japanese paper, with uneven margins or the full sheet,
various sizes
approx. 19.1 x 14 cm
all with the 'Harry Bertoia monoprint' stamp on the reverse, all in very good condition, all unframed
Phillips Auction, New York, 2009JPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprints,
197 Hemispherical ‘Bush’ sculpture, 1961
Copper.
17.1 x 30.5 x 19.1 cm.
Phillips Auction, New York, 2009JPGJPGSCULPTURESbush
196 "Golden Rods" melt-coated wire sculpture, circa 1959
Brass-covered steel, phosphor bronze.
125.1 x 185.4 x 22.2 cm
Phillips Auction, New York, 2009JPGJPGSCULPTURESgolden, rods
195 Early "Bush" sculpture, ca. 1960
Welded patinated bronze and copper, stone.
Phillips Auction, New York, 2009JPGJPGSCULPTURESbush
194 Bertoia was a Scholastic Award winning in 1934 and 1936- but not for design or sculpture! Check out this ink drawing he won for in 1936 entitled “Wash Dry” while attending Cass Technical High School in Detroit.Harry Bertoia, 1936JPGEXT.LINKADSdrawing, award, cass, 1936
193 Untitled Sounding Sculpture, 1975
Copper-beryllium alloy rods welded to plates of naval brass and mounted on granite pedestals
Aon Center 200 East Randolph Street Plaza Chicago Illinois 60680
leven clusters of rods have been welded to plates of naval brass which rest on granite pedestals. The clusters, set at right angles to each other, form a sculpture capable of producing sound from wind. The clusters are placed in a large reflecting pool
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, sound, public work, aon center, standard oil plaza
192 #1117 Monotype on paper, 1954-1956 ca.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of B. Valentiner Bertoia
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
191 # 1260 Monotype on paper, 1940s
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of B. Valentiner Bertoia
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
190 Untitled Sculpture
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete
Located Lake Clifton Senior High School 2801 St. Lo Drive Baltimore Maryland 21213
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture
189 Untitled, 1965
Stainless steel wires set in artist's concrete base with aluminum trim
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, wires
188 Untitled, 1965
Stainless steel wires set in artist's concrete base with aluminum trim
Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, wires
187 Untitled, 1950
Bronze
Muscatine Art Center 1314 Mulberry Avenue Muscatine Iowa
Structure made of interrelated bronze wire cubes, arranged into seven layers. Flat, rectangular pieces of bronze and small bronze triangles are suspended in cubes. Whole structure is supported by four thin bronze legs
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture
186 Sunburst, 1959
Bronze illuminated by light bulb
Located CIBA-GEIGY Corporation West Caldwell New Jersey
Sunburst formation composed of small, flat metal rectangles attached to metal rods. Light bulb in center
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, sunburst, ciga
185 Sounding Sculpture, 1976
Sculpture: Tobin bronze rods or brass; Base: Marble
Located Bowling Green State University Fine Arts Building Bowling Green Ohio
Rods (52 or 62) of different height are placed in rows and make sound when they move
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, sound
184 Sonambient, 1976-1977
Sculpture: bronze, naval brass, beryllium copper, silver; Base: cement
Located Sculpture Garden Church Street & New Street Bethlehem Pennsylvania
A wind chime constructed with twenty rods topped by small cylinders which move in the wind producing a chime when they hit one another. The rods are encircled with two hoops that keep the rods in place. The sculpture has a greenish-grey patina and is mounted on a flat square base
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, sound
183 Untitled, cast 1962. Dedicated 1982
Sculpture: cast bronze; Base; polished black granite
Located State Plaza Near 621 Penn Street Reading Pennsylvania
Cast panel with rough holes and indentations on integral cast base. All mounted on polished black granite base
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, cube
182 Island of Moss, 1967. Dedicated 1982
Sculpture: bronze, with patina; Base: concrete and stone
Located State Plaza Between 6th & 7th, Penn Street Reading Pennsylvania
A gathering of sculpted bronze moss. A molten, irregular base supports hundreds of 8 inch stems with noduled tips. They branch out in a swaying pattern. The entire piece sets atop a six-sided concrete base, the surface covered with white and tan pebbles of varying sizes
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture
181 Interrupted Flight, Jan. 22, 1975. Dedicated Sept. 9, 1975
Sculpture: bronze with antique green patina; Base: concrete
Located A. Price Woodard, Jr. Memorial Park At Century II Wichita Kansas
An abstract bird-like figure with tail raised, wings extended and head turned back in repose. The shape flares out from a single, hollow open oval stem or leg
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, wichita memorial, public work
180 Gong Sculpture, 1970-71
Sculpture: sheet bronze; Base: concrete
Allentown Art Museum Fifth & Court Streets
Conical sculpture which narrows at the top has two V-shaped arms which each hold a large disc
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, gong
179 Gong Tree
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete
Reading Area Community College, Reading PA
An abstract tree with a trunk made of 4-inch tubing and branches made of 2-inch tubing. Hanging from the branches are five rounded triangular shapes. Each shape is flat and has a circle cut out of the center. The bronze sculpture stands on a concrete base
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, gong
178 Golden Dandelions, 1964 c.
Sculpture: gold-plated metal; Base: concrete
Located National Technical Institute for the Deaf Gannett Building courtyard Rochester New York
Five dandelions comprised of gold-plated wire bristles of varying height and circumference, with bronze globe core
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, dandelions, rochester, public work
177 Fountain
Sculpture 1957: bronze, welded; Foundation: concrete
First Place Plaza Lower level, on 4th Street, east of Main Tulsa Oklahoma
A fountain resembles a plant with tendrils and leafy twigs. Water flows out of the leaves to the ground. Fountain is centered in a circle of flat bricks
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, fountain, tulsa, public commission
176 The Family, 1964
Sculpture: bronze; Base: concrete
Located Stemmons Towers 2730 Stemmons Freeway Dallas Texas.
Four abstract figures installed in a shallow garden pool in a courtyard. One figure is shaped like an upside-down cone with a circular shape on top of it. Another figure is shaped like an upside-down cone with an octagonal shape on top of it; a smaller figure with the same shapes shadows this. The last figure is a brush-like clump, with its ends fanning out toward the top. The figures appear to rest on the surface of the water
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, fountain
175 Sounding Sculpture, dedicated June 1976
Copper rods attached to brass plate mounted on a pedestal of aggregate-faced concrete
Located Ideal Plaza 17th & Curtis Streets Denver C90 copper rods, arranged in 18 rows of 5 each, attached to a brass plate mounted on a pedestal of aggregate concrete. Sound is created by the wind movement of the copper rodsolorado
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, sound, denver, public work
174 Sculpture, dedicated June 1974
culpture: bronze with green patina; Base: cement
National Bank of Boyertown Philadelphia
A huge, biomorphic tulip with two large leaves that unfold from a center stem. Water spouts up from the stem and gently rolls over the petals and into a fountain basin below. The entire surface of the sculpture has a rippled texture
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art MuseumsJPGJPGSCULPTURESsculpture
173 Portrait of grandmother by Harry
in N. N. Schiffer, V. O. Bertoia, The world of Bertoia, 2003; p. 14.
n.a.
1927 c.
JPGJPGFAMILY HISTORYdrawing
172 Arieto Bertoia (age 7-8 months c.) with a lieutenant in San Lorenzo, 1915 (during I world war).
in N. N. Schiffer, V. O. Bertoia, The world of Bertoia, 2003; p. 13.
n.a.
1915
JPGJPGFAMILY HISTORYportrait, private
171 Harry's school class photo
n.a.
1920
JPG
Original item
available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGFAMILY HISTORYfamily history, private
170 The Italian-American artist Harry Bertoia exhibited his works at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Bærum (Norway). Here the artist from one of the sculptures.Ole Christian Frenning, June 17, 1977JPGJPGEXHIBITIONSexhibition, sculpture, gongs
169 The Italian-American artist Harry Bertoia exhibited his works at the Henie Onstad Art Centre in Bærum (Norway). Here the artist from one of the sculptures.Ole Christian Frenning, June 17, 1977JPGJPGEXHIBITIONSexhibition, sculpture, willows
168 The ancient church of San Lorenzon.a.JPG
Original item
available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGHISTORYsan lorenzo
167 San Lorenzo's square;
behind, a gypsy caravan
1930sJPG
Original item
available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGHISTORYsan lorenzo
166 Giuseppe Bertoia, Harry's fathern.a.JPG
Original item
available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGFAMILY HISTORYgiuseppe bertoia
165 Mussio family. Above from left: Alice, Irene, Caterina, Maria (Harry's mother), Grazia and Celeste Mussion.a.JPG
Original item
available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGFAMILY HISTORYmaria mussio
164 The wheat harvest1930sJPG
Original item
available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGHISTORYfamily
163 Harry (right) and Oreste (left) in Detroit1930sJPGJPGFAMILY HISTORYportrait, private
162 Harry with a straw hatn.a.JPGJPGPORTRAITSportrait, private
161 Harry Bertoia portrait in book "Metal Sculpture" , J. Lynch, 1957n.a.EXT. LINKJPGPORTRAITSportrait, sculpture
160 Cass Technical High School Detroit Michigan.
Bertoia stayed in Michigan to attend Cass Technical High School (1932-1936), a public school with a special program for talented students in arts and sciences. Bertoia get in touch with two exceptional teachers, Louise Greene and Mary Davis
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGHISTORYschool
159 Detroit Society of Arts & Crafts.
47 Watson Street in Brush Park, Detroit. Demolished in 2005 after a long period of fires and general decay. Fig 299 scanned from W. Hawkins Ferry's book "The Buildings of Detroit". Bertoia
1916EXT. LINKJPGHISTORYschool
158 The Vignellis designed the Knoll au Louvre exhibition which was held at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in the Pavillion de Marsan in 1972. The Vignellis also designed the catalog for the exhibition and Herbert Matter did the photography.
Sketches for Knoll au Louvre exhibition catalog
Pencil and ink on paper
Box 570, Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies 
Rochester, New York
Massimo Vignelli, 1972EXT. LINKJPGEVENTS, EXHIBITIONSknoll
157 Hans Knoll (1914-1955) in his office in New York. Behind, a Bertoia sculpturen.a.EXT. LINKJPGPORTRAITShans, knoll, sculpture
156 Diamond two tone with sculptureHerbert MatterEXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSdiamond, sculpture
155 Knoll advertise 1957EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSchiar
154 Bertoia Wire Chair Study
Vintage gelatin silver print
Artist's studio stamp on reverse. Inscribed in pencil on reverse: [Bertoia story 8/15/52 L. Knoll]
Herbert Matter, 1952EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSdiamond, side, prototypes
153 Rapson Shop Inc. in Boston n.a.EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSdiamond, bird
152 The prototype dowel
c.1940
An important developmental chair by Bertoia. While the overall form of the chair is heavily influenced by the work of Aalto and Breuer, Bertoia's treatment of the seat with its structure of repeated wooden dowels points the way to Bertoia's breakthrough furniture series comprised of metal rods. Bertoia's furniture designs are among the most commercially successful of the twentieth century. This experimental chair is from the artist's personal collection and is quite probably the earliest seating design of Bertoia's career.
Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
EXT.LINKJPGCHAIRSprototype, wood, chair, eames office, california
151 The Conservation of Harry Bertoia’s Sculpture Group Symbolizing World’s Communication in the Atomic Age Smithsonian American Art Museum’s, 2005EXT. LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSZenith Radio, Chicago, 1959
150 One of 3 Sonambient sculptures at Kentuck Knob.
This house represents a refinement of the many principles of organic architecture Mr. Wright explored throughout his long career. Today, the interior reflects the taste and personalities of the current owners, Lord and Lady Palumbo, who are committed to preserve and maintain the house for the enjoyment of all those who, like them, share a deep admiration for Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius.
Chalk Hill, PA, 2009
Courtesy Arch. Mario Dall'Agnese, Zoppola PN
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149 Pierre Soulages's studio at Sète (France) early '60n.a.EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSdiamond, side
148Bertoia design in the moviesLa Proie pour l'ombre, 1961
directed by A. Astruc
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSdiamond
147Bertoia design in the moviesThe devil wears Prada, 2006
directed by D. Frankel
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSdiamond
146Bertoia design in the moviesThe lake house, 2006 directed by A. AgrestiEXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSside
145Bertoia design in the movies
Vertigo, 1958
directed by A. Hitchcock
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSbarstool
144Asymmetric Chair
The chair was never before produced beyond the prototypical form. This version was produced from 2006
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSchair
143Permanent sounding studio in the barnn.a.EXT. LINKJPGSONAMBIENTstudio, barn, sound, sculptures
142A remarkable group of sound sculpturesCornell UniversityEXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsound
141Sonambient cover.
During the last decade of his life, Bertoia recorded several of his own symphonic performances with dozens of these “tonals” he assembled in a converted barn at his home in Bartow, Pennsylvania. The recordings fill eleven vinyl LPs, collectively titled Sonambient.
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGSONAMBIENTalbum, cover, sound
140Untitled, 15p
c. 1940's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
139Untitled, 156a
c. 1940's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
138Untitled, 502
c. 1950's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
137Untitled, 666
c. 1957-58
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
136Untitled, 715
c. 1960's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
135Untitled, 723
c. 1960's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
134Untitled, 979
c. 1970's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
133Untitled, 1222
c. 1960's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
132Untitled, 1235
c. 1960's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
131Untitled, Green
c. 1950's
Ink on Paper
Placed in a Private Collection
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
130Untitled, 1751
c. 1970's
Ink on Paper
Harry Bertoia: 40 years of drawings, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, 2008EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint, graphics, exhibition
129Harry Bertoia Sculpture
15 Years at Wright
Wright has celebrated the artworks of Harry Bertoia...
Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
January 22, February 14, 2014
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128Harry Bertoia Sculpture
15 Years at Wright
Wright has celebrated the artworks of Harry Bertoia...
Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
January 22, February 14, 2014
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127Harry Bertoia Sculpture
15 Years at Wright
Wright has celebrated the artworks of Harry Bertoia...
Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
January 22, February 14, 2014
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126Harry Bertoia Sculpture
15 Years at Wright
Wright has celebrated the artworks of Harry Bertoia...
Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
January 22, February 14, 2014
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125Harry Bertoia Sculpture
15 Years at Wright
Wright has celebrated the artworks of Harry Bertoia...
Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
January 22, February 14, 2014
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124Harry Bertoia Sculpture
15 Years at Wright
Wright has celebrated the artworks of Harry Bertoia since our earliest auctions, therefore it is fitting that Wright presents Harry Bertoia Sculpture: 15 Years at Wright in our New York gallery. This notable exhibition will showcase select works from our history of selling Bertoia at auction alongside works never before offered on the market. From Bush Forms, Welded Forms and Sonambients to experimental works, this comprehensive exhibition will highlight exceptional works from Bertoia’s extensive oeuvre.
Wright Auctions
New York, Chicago
January 22, February 14, 2014
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123 Actor Laurence Fishbourne relaxes in William Paley Park in Midtown Manhattan Ozier Muhammed
The New York Times
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSchair, knoll
122 A model relaxes in a living room of the future that displays steel plastics by the American sculptor Harry Bertoia in FrankfurtKurt Strumpf
April 26, 1963
EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESchair, sculptures, knoll
121 Harry with a collaborator working at ceiling sculpture
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGPORTRAITSprivate
120Maquette for "The Comet" sculpture designed for W. Hawkins Ferry
brass coated metal wire and bronze

1964EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESceiling, sculpture
119Untitled melt-coated brass over steel
Executed circa 1955.
1955 ca.EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESpanel, sculpture
118Untitled (Gong)
silicon bronze with applied patina
1970EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESgong
117 Framed gong for the U.S. Department of State. Harry Bertoia: Sculptor, Nelson, fig. 79
1956EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESgong
116 Bertoia Stahr collection, Wright Auctions
EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsculptures, sound
115Melt pressed bronze figures in The world of Harry Bertoia pages 138-139
Mid 1970EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESmelt pressed, sculptures
114Untitled (Dandelion)
stainless steel, brass
c. 1965EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESdandelion
113Graphic presentation of Harry Bertoia bronzes at Jonathan Boos Collector
EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsculptures
112Bertoia Group Armory, Park Avenue, New York
2011EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsculptures, monoprints
111This copper, bronze and nickel screen was commissioned for this site in 1953, and contains more than 800 separate forms placed in five different vertical planes. It is 16 feet high, 70 feet wide and 2 feet deep and weighs more than 5 tons.
1954, 2012EXT. LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel, sculpture, manufacturers, hanover, trust, new york, restoration, joe fresh
110Untitled
brass-coated copper and slate
1958 ca.EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESpanel, sculpture
109"Peacock", 1961 Bronze with gold patina
The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands.
Located in Rancho Mirage, California, the property was owned by Walter and Leonore Annenberg until 2009 and had been used as a winter retreat by the couple. The property is "rich with historical significance," according to the city of Rancho Mirage, which declared Sunnylands an historic site in 1990.
EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsculpture
108The Museum of Contemporary Crafts opened with the exhibition “Craftsmanship in a Changing World,” featuring 314 objects by 180 craftsmen.
Screen by Harry Bertoia, bronze and chrome steel.
Ted Tessler September 20, 1956 EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESpanel, sculpture
107Wall sculpture, 1958
Patinated and gilt Bronze
EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESwall, sculpture
106Cage plays Bertoia sonambient sculptures
October 2012EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsound sculpture, music
105Untitled (Sonambient)
beryllium copper and brass. Twenty-six rods with slender tops in a single row.
1970 ca.EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsound sculpture
104Standard Oil commission
1974EXT. LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONS1974, sound sculptures
103Asymmetric Chair
The chair was never before produced beyond the prototypical form. This version was produced from 2006
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSasymmetric
102Bird chair
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSbird
101Bench
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSbench
100Diamond ChairEXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSdiamond
099Side chair
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSside
098Bertoia Group by Knoll
EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSknoll
097Sterling Brooch

1943 ca.EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
096Sterling silver

1942 ca.EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
095Silver fish bone pendant Cranbrook years; silver and Ivory '1940n.a.EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
094Silver and ebony pendant 1940'sn.a.EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
093Brooch steriling silver
Acquired directly from the artist by Ralph Rapson
1940 ca.EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
092Silver Brooch
Provenance, Mrs. John W. Olsen, Long Beach
1940 ca.EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
091Silver pins
exhibited in Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: Modern Jewelry under fifty dollars
1948EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
090Brooch,
silver
1943 ca.EXT. LINKJPGJEWELRYjewelry
089Ink on rice paper.Executed between the early 's 1950 and 1970's. n.a.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
088ink on rice paper, 1960s
Private Collection
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
087Untitled
Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York
1943 ca.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
086Untitled
Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York
1943 ca.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
085Untitled
Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York
1942 ca.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
084Ink on rice paper. The image presented here is likely a study for Syracuse University’s massive “Nova” by Bertoia from 1961.ca. 1961EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
083Executed between the early 1950's and 1970's.
Ink on rice paper.
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
082Executed between the early 1950's and 1970's.
Ink on rice paper.
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
081Ink on rice paper1960'sEXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
080Harry Bertoia Fifty Drawings
50 plates
#7
Limited edition book published privately by A. Colish, Inc., designed by Quentin Fiore, limited edition (500) of reproduced monographics by Harry Bertoia Estate, 1980.
n.a.EXT.LINK
Private collection
Original item available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
079Harry Bertoia Fifty Drawings
50 plates
#718
Limited edition book published privately by A. Colish, Inc., designed by Quentin Fiore, limited edition (500) of reproduced monographics by Harry Bertoia Estate, 1980.
n.a.EXT.LINK
Private collection
Original item available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
078Philip Johnson outside his Glass House with Bertoia chairs and Schultz tablen.a.EXT. LINKJPGDESIGNchairs
077Rural houses, ca. 1939, signed in pencil. n.a.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
076Harvesting of Grapes,
wood engraving


1941EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
075Harvesting of Corn, wood engraving
1941EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSwoodcut
074Untitled
Rice Paper
ca. 1975EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSwoodcut
073Untitled, ink on paper, Collection of Celia Bertoiaca. 1950'sEXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
072Untitled, pencil numbered #382
Private collection
n.a.EXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
071Untitled, ink on rice paper1965 caEXT. LINKJPGMONOPRINTSmonoprint
070Cranbrook Academy, 1940n.a.EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTUREScranbrook
069Harry Bertoia's work in Milwaukee Art Museum, overlooking Lake Michigann.a.EXT. LINKJPGEXHIBITIONSsculpture, willow
068The barn (sound sculpture permanent installation)n.a.EXT. LINKJPGSOUNDSsculpture
067Sounding Sculpture at Huntington Library n.a.EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsound, sculpture
066The barn (interior) first floorLeslie WilliamsonEXT. LINKJPGSOUNDSsculpture, chair
065The barn (interior)n.a.EXT. LINKJPGSOUNDSdesign, studio
064A massive double gongn.a.EXT. LINKJPGSCULPTURESsculpture, gong
063Commissioned by Florence Knoll for First National Bank in Miami, Florida, in the 1950s.n.a.EXT. LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSsculpture, panel
062Harry, Brigitta, Lesta and Val outside the barnn.a.EXT. LINKJPGPORTRAITSsculpture
061Paley Park, New Yorkn.a.EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSchair
060Knoll factory producing diamond chairn.a.EXT. LINKJPGCHAIRSchair
059Playboy Magazine, photo featuring left to right – George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom. Relax versionM. Koner and D. Rubin, 1961EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSchair, design
058Bertoia in his studion.a.EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSbench, sculpture
057Side chair productionn.a.EXT.LINKJPGCHAIRSchair
056Bertoia collection in Knoll advertisen.a.EXT.LINKJPGADS & BROCHURESchair
055Exhibition: "Harry Bertoia: Musikk A Sepa", Grieg Music Festival, BergenVintage photos are by Bertoia's friend and collaborator, filmmaker Clifford West, taken during the installation of the Grieg Hall exhibition and its opening, 1976EXT.LINKJPGEXHIBITIONSsculptures
054Exhibition: "Harry Bertoia: Musikk A Sepa", Grieg Music Festival, BergenVintage photos are by Bertoia's friend and collaborator, filmmaker Clifford West, taken during the installation of the Grieg Hall exhibition and its opening, 1976EXT.LINKJPGEXHIBITIONSsculptures
053Exhibition: "Harry Bertoia: Musikk A Sepa", Grieg Music Festival, BergenVintage photos are by Bertoia's friend and collaborator, filmmaker Clifford West, taken during the installation of the Grieg Hall exhibition and its opening, 1976EXT.LINKJPGEXHIBITIONSsculptures
052Exhibition: "Harry Bertoia: Musikk A Sepa", Grieg Music Festival, BergenVintage photos are by Bertoia's friend and collaborator, filmmaker Clifford West, taken during the installation of the Grieg Hall exhibition and its opening, 1976EXT.LINKJPGEXHIBITIONSsculptures
051Exhibition: "Harry Bertoia: Musikk A Sepa", Grieg Music Festival, BergenVintage photos are by Bertoia's friend and collaborator, filmmaker Clifford West, taken during the installation of the Grieg Hall exhibition and its opening, 1976EXT.LINKJPGEXHIBITIONSsculptures
050Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond Virginia
1978EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSsound sculpture
049Standard Oil Plaza, Chicago, Illinois Arch.
E. Durrell Stone
1974EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSsound sculptures
048Marshall University, Huntington, West
Virginia
1971EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSfountain, memorial
047Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York Arch. Roche &
Dinkeloo
1968EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpoured bronze cubes
046M&T Plaza
Architect: Minoru Yamasaki
Buffalo, New York
1968EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSfountain
045Whiting Auditorium, Flint, Michigan

1967EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSdandelion
044Philadelphia Civic Center Arch. E. D.
Stone, Davis, Pool & Sloan Ass.
1967EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSfountain
043Northwestern National Life Insurance
Co., Minneapolis Arch. M.
Yamasaki
1964EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSsculpture, sunlit straw
042Eastman Kodak Pavilion, World Fair, New York 1964EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSdandelion
042Caracas, U.S. Embassy
1963EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel, color
041Dandelion from Denver Hilton Hotel, Colorado
Arch. I.M. Pei
1961EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSsun burst
040Zenith Radio Corp., Chicago
now Smithsonian Museum, Washington DC
1959EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSwall hung
sculpture
039Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut1958EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel
038Dallas Public Library, Dallas Texas, Arch.
G.L. Dahl
1955EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel
037Lambert Airport, St. Louis Missouri,
Arch. Minoru Yamasaki
1955EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel, color
036Kresge Chapel at Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
Arch. Eero Saarinen
1954EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONShanging sculpture
035Manufacturers Trust Co., New York
Arch. G. Bunshaft e R. Allen Studio
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
1954EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel
034Cincinnati Public Library, Ohio, Arch. Garber & Ass.1954EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel
033General Motors Technical Center, Warren Michigan, Arch. Eero Saarinen1953EXT.LINKJPGPUBLIC COMMISSIONSpanel
032Eames Office staff with plywood glider nose section. Left to right: Charles Eames, Marion Overby, Gregory Ain, Harry Bertoia, Ray Eames, William Francis and Norman Bruns.n.a.EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSeames, office, california
031Harry Bertoia at Cranbrookn.a.
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student
030Harry Bertoia with Brigitta Valentiner
March 1942
n.a.
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student, private
029View of man in costume serving food to Harry Bertoia
December 1940
n.a.
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student
028Harry and Brigitta(Valentiner) Bertoia at a Saarinen Tea.
1944
n.a.
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student, private
027Brigitta (Valentiner) and Harry Bertoia
September 1939


Richard P. Raseman

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Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student, private
026Cabinet display of Harry Bertoia's metalwork
May 1942
n.a.
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student, metalwork
025Harry Bertoia as instructor of the Academy of Art Metals Department
March 1939

Richard Askew
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student
024Bertoia with student in the Academy of Art Metals Studio, 1939


Richard Askew
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student
023From left to right: Brigitta (Valentiner) Bertoia, Harry Bertoia, Maija Grotell and Jill Mitchell
September 1939

Richard P. Raseman
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student
022View of Harry Bertoia
Bloomfield Hills, MI, July 1942
Richard Askew
EXT.LINK
Cranbrook Archives
JPGPORTRAITScranbrook, student
021Bertoia portrait by his friendClifford B. West, 1970EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSsculpture, studio
020Playboy Magazine, photo featuring left to right – George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom. Formal versionM. Koner and D. Rubin, 1961EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSchair, design
019Harry Bertoia at the Knoll offices in New York; with Florence and Hans Knoll (seated) and Herbert Mattern.a.
1952
EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSknoll, hans, florence, matter
018Harry Bertoia, '70n.a.EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSsculpture, studio
017Harry Bertoia in the courtyard in Barto, shortly after the release of the Knoll collection. Knoll ArchiveEXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSchair, knoll, private
016Harry Bertoia in the courtyard in Barto, shortly after the release of the Knoll collection. Knoll ArchiveEXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSchair, knoll, private
015Harry Bertoia in the courtyard in Barto, shortly after the release of the Knoll collection.
n.a.EXT.LINK
Private collection
Original item available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGPORTRAITSchair, knoll, private
014With ceiling sculpture front cover in J. Kompass Nelson monograph "Harry Bertoia Sculptor"n.a.EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSsculpture
013Bertoia portraitn.a.
EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSfairweather, hardin, sculpture
012Harry with sculptures photo by H. MatterKnoll ArchiveEXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSsculpture, knoll
011Portrait for LIFE magazineAndreas FeiningerEXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSsculpture
010Harry in his studio.
Knoll ArchiveEXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITS, SCULPTURESstudio
009This photo captures Harry Bertoia (far right) and Brigitta Valentiner (middle) with an unidentified student (left, and conveniently marked by a Joker card costume).n.a.
March, 1942
EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITS, FAMILY HISTORYprivate, brigitta, cranbrook
008Harry and Celia
Knoll ArchiveEXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITS, FAMILY HISTORYprivate, celia
007Cranbrook Academy of Art - Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, Ben Baldwin and unknown woman. From the Ben Baldwin Papers.n.a.
1939 ca.
EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITScranbrook, eames, baldwin
006The Art Institute of Chicago and the Fairweather Hardin Gallery hosted exhibitions dedicated to the work of Harry Bertoia that ran concurrently with the unveiling of the Standard Oil commission.n.a.EXT.LINKJPGEXHIBITIONSchicago
005The studio (early 70s), in the foreground a Sound Sculpture, left behind a Dandelion, to the right a Welded Plant.n.a.EXT.LINK
Private collection
Original item
available at HB's Birthplace Archive
JPGSCULPTURESstudio
004Brooch, 1940 c.
sterling silver
Acquired directly from the artist by Ralph Rapson
n.a.EXT.LINKJPGJEWELRYbrooch
003Maria Mussio Bertoia with her children, c 1923. From left: Arieto (8 years), Maria (32 years old), Oreste (15 years) and Ave (3 years)n.a.EXT.LINK
N. N. Schiffer, V. O. Bertoia; The world of Harry Bertoia, 2003; p. 14.
JPGFAMILY HISTORYharry, ave, oreste, maria
002Bertoia portrait in year book Hight schooln.a.EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSprivate
001Harry and Brigitta Bertoia, wedding day
May 10, 1943
n.a.EXT.LINKJPGPORTRAITSprivate