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Ermanno Nason Artist Biography  Italian, born 1928

Ermanno Nason is the great glass maker maestro and member of a family that has played an important part in every stage of the history of Murano from the XVII century to today.

A favourite with the artists of Egidio Costantini’s La Fucina degli Angeli, Ermanno Nason has worked together with Pablo Picasso, JeanCocteau, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Hans Arp, Kokoshka, Nag Arnoldi, Borsi, Jean Le Witt, Fred Fay, Krayer, Antun Motika and Bergamini, Guttuso, Braque, Verde, Hundertwasser, Fontana, Pignon, Bellini, Minguzzi, Goldoni, Carraro, Fulvio Bianconi,transforming their projects into glass in innovative and unusual forms, achieving outstanding results with his a massello production, created by shaping glass as an incandescent mass.

Unrivalled in the history of glass making on Murano, his glass sculptures display a sensitivity that is sincere and convinced (and therefore convincing) towards the modern, abstract and informal.

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