Gio Pomodoro Italian, 1930-2002
Gio’ Pomodoro’s work is widely known in Europe, the United States, South America, Israel, and Japan. Arnaldo "Giò" Pomodoro, born in 1930, was an Italian sculptor, printmaker, and stage designer. During the 1960s, he developed several series of sculptures, which explored a range of abstract shapes, usually with smooth undulating surfaces. He also produced reliefs in clay and formed assemblages of various materials, including wood, textiles, and plaster subsequently cast in metal.
In 2002, Gio’ Pomodoro was the recipient of the ISC’s Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. He died later that year in Milan, Italy.