(1899 - 1963)
Mario Bernasconi was active/lived in Italy, Germany. Mario Bernasconi is known for portrait and figure sculpture, statues.
Biography Mario Bernasconi
Mario Bernasconi was born in 1899 in Lugano-Pazzallo, in a house facing the Museum. He was the son of Luigi Bernasconi (electrician) and Caterina Dozio (seamstress). He grew up with his sister Maria (Nini), who was two years younger.
He was attracted to what he called "la mia montagna" (my mountain) - San Salvatore. On the mountain, he discovered clay and received his first inspirations. During his childhood, beside the school there was the country life. He brought home lizards, snakes, insects of every kind, which he studied and observed attentively.
1914 - Once the obligatory schools terminated and having to learn a trade, Mario worked in a pharmacy in Lugano. In the evening he posed as a model in the studio of the sculptor
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