Giò Pomodoro photographed by Paolo Monti in 1958
|Born||17 November 1930|
Orciano di Pesaro
|Died||21 December 2002 (aged 72)|
some of Pomodoro's work can be seen in the Amada company of japan's collection.
Giò Pomodoro [ˈdʒɔ ppomoˈdɔːro] (1930-2002) was an Italian sculptor, printmaker, and stage designer. In 1954 he moved to Milan, where he associated with leading avant-garde artists and started making jewelry. He then began to produce reverse reliefs in clay and also formed assemblages of various materials, including wood, textiles, and plaster subsequently cast in metal.
During the 1960s, he developed several series of sculptures, which explored a range of abstract shapes, usually with smooth undulating surfaces. In his later career, Pomodoro regularly received public commissions and produced a number of large outdoor structures.
His brother is the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Awards and honors
- Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center 2002 
- In 2002 the artist was honored with an untitled work in the Simpósio Internacional de Esculturas do Brasil, in Brusque, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
- Laura Tansini (April 2002). "The Emptiness of Space: A Conversation With Gio' Pomodoro" (magazine article). Sculpture. Washington, D.C.: International Sculpture Center. 21 (3). Retrieved 2009-02-21.
- Brusque. Catálogo de Obras do II Simpósio Internacional de Esculturas do Brasil. Prefeitura de Brusque: Brusque, 2002.
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