Bruno Gambone (1936 - 2021)
Bruno Gambone is an Italian ceramist and the son of Guido Gambone, one of the most prominent ceramists in Italy in the 1950s and 1960s. Bruno took over his father's workshop in Florence after his death in 1969. While Guido's work was exuberant and colorful, Bruno made a name for himself by expressing his own highly different artistic vision.
He started creating imaginary animals in the late 1970s. For the most part, his work was influenced by minimalist art from the 1960s and 1970s. The shapes are straighter, the decor remarkably simple and the tones muted. During a visit to New York, Bruno spent time with people like Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and gained great experience in the fields of painting, sculpture, film and theater. His ceramic pieces have become collectible works of art internationally.