Harry Bertoia papers, 1917-1979

Bertoia, Harry, b. 1915 d. 1978
Sculptor, Designer, Furniture designer, Metalworker
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 8.5 linear feet (partially microfilmed on 11 reels)

Collection Summary: Business records, correspondence; printed material; exhibition materials; sketches; a scrapbook; phonograph album; and writings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, designer, metalsmith; Michigan and California. Attended Cranbrook Academy of Art and was a designer for Knoll Associates.

Material on reel 1471 lent for microfilming and unmicrofilmed material donated 1979 by Brigitta Bertoia, Bertoia's widow; material on reel 2787 donated 1975-1977 by Gladys M. Little, Bertoia's teacher in junior high school; and material on reels 3843-3851 lent for microfilming 1986 by Bertoia Studios Ltd.

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