Toni (Antonio) Zuccheri
He was born in 1936 in San Vito al Tagliamento (Pordenone), son of the painter and sculptor Luigi, from whom he learned to draw and model, and whose figurative world - nature, animals, fish, birds - was and would have remained congenial to him. Graduated in architecture, he worked for Venini in Venice, where the Bestiary was born and presented at the 1964 Biennale. At that of 1968 he was present with the Vasi, while collaborating with other well-known producers, Barovier & Toso, de Majo, Seguso Viro etc. . He made a sculpture for the Campiello prize. As an architect he worked in Venice and Milan, while continuing to create in glass, presenting the Membrane at the 1972 Biennale. In 1981 he designed and created the Fenice d’oro prize for the Venice Film Festival; in 1985 he exhibited his works at the Pavilion of Contemporary Art (PAC) in Milan. In 1989 he created the Reggiani Light Gallery at 800 Fifth Avenue in New York; also for Reggiani he created the stand at Euroluce in Milan; in 1990 he exhibited in the New York gallery. In 1996, his works were presented at the Kunstmuseum in Düsseldorf, in the exhibition “Italienisches Glas. Murano Miland ", 1930-1970. In 1999 he exhibited his Tree of the Seasons in the hall of the major council of the Doge's Palace in Venice, on the occasion of the international exhibition "Aperto Vetro". In the same year, in San Vito al Tagliamento, as part of the "Vitraria" event, he exhibited the new Tree of Life. In 2003 he received the Rotary International Award. In the nineties he participated, with works and installations, in various editions of the contemporary art review "Hic et Nunc", directed by the critic Angelo Bertani. He died in San Vito al Tagliamento in 2008. His works, as well as at the Murano Glass Museum, MOMA and the Guggenheim in New York, at the Okkaido Museum in Sapporo, at the Metropolitan Tien Art Museum in Tokyo.