On a day like today, Italian artist and designer Harry Bertoia died
November 06, 1978. Harry Bertoia (b. March 10, 1915 in San Lorenzo, Pordenone, Italy. d. November 6, 1978 in Barto, Pennsylvania, United States), was an Italian-born artist, sound art sculptor, and modern furniture designer. In this image: Bertoia's "Textured Screen" caused much controversy when it was unveiled for the Dallas Public Library in 1954.