Gio’ Pomodoro was born in 1930 in a small village in central Italy. He was a sculptor, printmaker, and stage designer. After moving to Milan in 1954 he joined the main artists of the avant-garde and started producing jewellery. In the 1960s he started to create his main series of abstract sculptures. Besides his works on commissions, he became known for his large outdoor sculptural works.
He is also brother of the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro.