Wander BertoniCodisotto, Italy 1925 - Vienna 2019
Born in 1925 in Italy, the sculptor moved to Vienna as a migrant worker in 1943. Inspired by an Italian painter, Bertoni started to draw and paint in 1944. A year later, he engaged in sculptural works for the first time. In 1946, he began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts with Fritz Wotruba as his teacher. His early works are still of an objective nature. In the 1950ies, he shifts to the abstract form. However, Bertoni has never viewed the form in the self-purpose; he rather stayed with the content, the statement of his works, which is the driving force for his creativity. In 1965, he was appointed to be the intendent of the master’s class at the University of Applied Arts. His works have been displayed in numerous exhibitions, nationally and internationally.
Movement II design around 1958 Woman Combing Her Hair design 1945 Sitting Figure design 1946 Idyll design 1950 Sitting Figure design 1946 Mandolin Player III design 1948 Musician design 1949 Reclining Figure design 1947
Sun Worshipper Smaller Version of the 18-metre-high sculpture that was shown at the 1964 world exhibition in New York design before 1964 Lithops-Bella design 1962 Pomona design 1962 Male Figure I design 1962 The Rhythmic B II design 1954 Pilocereus Troll II design 1961 The Big B design 1954
Small Movement II Design around 1953 Small Lute Player design 1948, cast 2017 Large Lute Player design 1951, cast 2017 Music design 1959/60 Trumpeter design 1959 Theater design 1959 Small Lute Player design 1949
Lute Player design 1959 Singer Design 1948-50/ Cast 1951 Aeolusspieler design 1949 manufactured 1959 Untitled (Female Head VIII) 1947 Untitled (Female Head V / Cubistic Head) 1955 Untitled (Female Head VII) The Big U design 1955