Alberto Chissano

1934 - 1994

Artist biography

Alberto Chissano was a creative artist, Alberto Chissano was born in 1934 and died in 1994. Artists like Antonio Aldama, Victor Carlos Arriagada Ríos, Catherine Bourdon-Marcais, Ole Bjørn, and Robert Donley were also born in 1934.

Further Biographical Context for Alberto Chissano

Born in 1934, Alberto Chissano grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Alberto Chissano