Arnaldo Pomodoro is an Italian sculptor He was born in 1926 in Morciano, Emilia Romagna. From the mid-1940s he studied stage design and worked as a goldsmith, while also serving as a consultant for the restoration of public buildings in Pesaro. He first exhibited his work when he moved to Milan in 1954. During this period, he met the artists Sergio Dangelo, Enrico Baj, and Lucio Fontana. In the late 1950s Arnaldo Pomodoro visited New York and Europe, meeting Alberto Giacometti in Paris. In 1963, he was awarded the International Sculpture Prize at the São Paulo Bienal.