Renato Berti was born on 26 October 1884 in Padua, the second child of Giuseppe Marianno Pio Berti, founding owner of one of the town's leading and most prestigious artistic foundries, and Teresa Randi, daughter of a cultured and wealthy Paduan family.
Renato Berti enjoyed a peaceful childhood of ease and comfort in the city of his birth. He went to the local State school where they earned good marks and where he revealed his passion for drawing. An important milestone was marked by the Berti family in 1890, when the Premiata Fonderia Pio Berti, was established in Padua's Via degli Scalzi - now Via B. Pellegrini - on the site of the Istituto Camerini Rossi per l'Infanzia Abbandonata. T
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