Rudy Autio was an American sculptor, best known for his figurative ceramic vessels. Rudio Autio was born Arne Rudolph Autio to a family of Finnish immigrants in Butte, Montana. As a child, he first learned to draw by taking evening classes from Works Progress Administration artists working in Butte.
Born: October 8, 1926, Butte, MT
Died: June 20, 2007, Montana
Books: It Comes Around Again: A Memoir, Rudy Autio: Ceramic Sculpture and Works on Paper
Education: Montana State University, Washington State University