Born in 1930 in Murano, Italy, where he still works, Mr. Seguso trained under Alfredo Barbini between 1944-1959, then in the 1960's under Maestro at Salvati. After accumulating a formidable knowledge of traditional glassmaking techniques, he then turned to plastic forms and the world of contemporary sculpture.
In the late 1970's he abandoned the Murano glassmaking tradition altogether and focused his vision on communicating the concepts of transparency, which he considered to be "the perfect medium for the artist's uncontaminated imaginative vision." Ever the adventuruer, Seguso has most recently experimented with steel, rock, granite, marble and wood.
There are seven books currently written about this artist in glass.
Seguso's works are collected by these major museums: Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; Glasmuseum Frauenau in Frauenau, Germany; Hankyu Gallery in Osaka, Japan; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Hokkaido, Japan; Kunsthaus Am Museum in Cologne, Germany; Kunstmuseum in Dusseldorf, Germany; Glasmuseum Hentich in Dusselford, Germany; Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg in Coburg, Germany; Museo D'Arte Modern Ca'esaro in Venice, Italy and Narodni Galerie, Prague in the Czech Republic.