Roberto Giulio Rida (° 1943Milano)
Biography Roberto Giulio Rida was born in 1943 in Milan. Even as a child he drew and collected small sculpted objects. His aunt, an artist, encouraged him to visit museums, churches and historical sites and encouraged him to attend the Brera Academy. After his military service he began trading in art objects. He moved to Venice, working as an antique dealer and simultaneously studying glasswork with the best Murano craftsmen. In 1973 he returned to Milan, where he specialized in 20th century art and design. In parallel, he created lighting and furniture often decorated with cut glass and crystal. Today Rida is an accomplished, atypical artist who creates a range of decorative objects and artworks.