Fior Candido


Candido Fior exhibited at Galleria Gagliardi in 1993.

Candido Fior was born in San Martino di Lupari, in the province of Padua, in 1942 and completed his training in Venice, at the Carmini Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts.
When he was only twenty years old, he made his debut at the 1962 Venice Biennale.
From the beginning of the 1960s he collaborated with various Venetian ceramics manufacturers, including Alessio Tasca's in Nove, and in the early 1970s he opened his own factory in his home town, where he added to his normal small-scale production of furnishings the creation of sculptures and one-off pieces, as well as designing ceramics for industry.
In 1972 he exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the following year at the Triennale d'Arte in Milan, where he also presented his works in 1981 and 1987.
In 1986 he was present at the International Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Castelli and in the same year he won the Medal of the Credito Romagnolo of Faenza at the 44th International Competition of Ceramic Art, Faenza.
At the beginning of the 1980s he opened his own studio in Via Michelangelo 31, San Martino a Lupari, where the artist created delicate terracottas with barely noticeable shapes and soft colours, unique pieces or small series, made by hand moulding in plaster forms and then fired at low temperatures.