Alfonso Ossorio

1916 · Philippines

Artist biography

Alfonso Ossorio is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born in the the Philippines, like other celebrated artists such as Jackie Tileston, Alfonso Ossorio, David Medalla, Gregory Halili, and Pio Abad. Alfonso Ossorio was born in 1916.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alfonso Ossorio's work is available for viewing at The McCormick Gallery located in Chicago, the United States. Alfonso Ossorio most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York with the exhibition Paper Power. The exhibition was open from 03 February 2020 until 27 March 2020. Alfonso Ossorio's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York (20 November 2019 - 24 January 2020) with the name Globalism Pops BACK Into View: The Rise of Abstract Expressionism and Albertz Benda in New York (25 October 2018 - 15 December 2018) with the name Under the Night Sky.

Further Biographical Context for Alfonso Ossorio

Born in 1916, Alfonso Ossorio was largely inspired by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the period. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Alfonso Ossorio

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