Portrait fo Italian designer Angelo Brotto

Angelo Brotto

Italian designer and artist


Angelo Brotto (born 1914, Venice–died 2002, Campiglia Marittima, Italy) was a Venetian designer and artist who is known for his work as a lamp designer and for his work with glass. He graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia in 1941, and immediately thereafter, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned him to paint frescoes in Montenegro. During the late 40s, he created a pieces in Venice for Peggy Guggenheim’s collection, and during his career he won many design and art awards, including awards in Bergamo, Cremona, Suzzara, and Verona, as well as at the first Exhibition of Engravings in Rome. read more

Brotto collaborated with the Murano glassmaker Esperia during the 1960s and 1970s, and he became a prolific lighting designer during this collaboration. His lamps, in particular, quickly earned acclaim for capturing the sensibility of the time, creating playful and artistic modern shapes, and breaking with the traditional ways of glassmaking in Murano. He participated in many biennials, and his creations are celebrated at numerous exhibitions.

Last updated: May 12, 2019

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