Angelo Basso, born 1943 in Italy, has been called the "Italian Master of the Baroque". He is one of Italy's most prominent figurative sculptors, an heir to the Baroque tradition of the 1600's. Basso captures the lush, assertive style of that period in his evocative female figures. His lithe, confident women miraculously glide through sea waves with the rich flowing movement of the Baroque style. At the age of 18, Basso enjoyed his first solo show in Italy and since then, has exhibited internationally in Germany, England, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Switzerland, Japan, Australia and the United States. The artist has received many accolades, including the prestigious Gondola D'oro, 1963; First Prize at the Italy Arte Expo, 1963; the Premio Giotto Prize, 1984; and the Stella d'Europa, 1984. Commissions include a sculpture presented to the Vatican's Contemporary Art Collection, Rome.
Tenor and Mrs. Luciano Pavarotti
Tenor and Mrs. Perruccio Tagliavini
The Vatican, Rome
Cardinal Antonio Samore-Bardi, Italy
Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Dodi-Carese de Mantova, Italy