Berto Lardera Biography

La Spezia, Italy, 1911 ? Paris, France, 1989

An established Italian sculptor, Berto Lardera was largely self-taught. His monumental metallic sculptures may have been influenced by the naval dockyards he grew up around.

His work evolved from abstract two dimensional pieces to more complex pieces created in a variety of metals and sizes. His interest in planes led him to make ?sculptural? prints as well. He cut forms into thick iron plates using his sculpting tools; eventually pulling prints from these sculpted blocks of metal.

His sculptures can be found throughout Europe, America, and Japan.