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It is with great sorrow that I announce the loss of artist Angelo
Basso.  Angelo passed away on August 31, 2011 in Rimini, Italy, after a
long illness.

I have received the sad news from his son, Roberto, and his daughter,
Angela, who have assured me that their father received the comfort,
constant care and love of his family and friends.

Angelo has lived his life with simplicity, nobility and grace and with
an utmost respect for his fellow human beings.  The elegant, graceful
sculptures, which he has created with great love, reflect his noble and
gentle spirit. 

Angelo had a unique ability of endearing himself to all who had the
opportunity to know him.  So many of you have acquired and enjoyed over
the years his sculptures and I know that this news will sadden you.

His son Roberto has related to me words Angelo said to him in recent
months and I would like to transmit them to you:

"I had always sought to create the perfect, most beautiful work of art,
the ultimate creation to be remembered by.  But then I realized that,
what I was seeking to accomplish, I had already done. Your sister
Angela and you, Roberto, are my most beautiful works of art".

I feel privileged that I had the possibility for over two decades to
work with Angelo and to share thoughts with him.  The memories will
always remain with me and
I will continue to represent Angelo Basso's work with pride.

Susanne Shoa


Angelo Basso was born in 1943, in Rimini, on the Adriatic Coast of Italy. Self taught, he started scultping at a young age, revealing immediately a distinctive style and talent. What makes Basso's work compelling is the artistry with which he creates the fluid movement of his figures and the complete technical mastery he employs in the execution of his sculptures.

Basso has received coveted prizes for his work. Among the commissions received are a bas-relief of Christ at the Church of Ressurection, in Mantova, Italy in 1984. A life-size sculpture of Padre Pio has been unveiled in 2002 in Reggio Emilia, Italy.  In the Baroque tradition of his country, Basso has brought to contemporary figurative sculpture an important contribution. His work has been exhibited worldwide.


Prizes and Commissions

Selected Exhibitions

Creating Bronze Sculpture

Creating Acrylic Sculpture

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