Annamaria Calamandrei


Artist biography

Annamaria Calamandrei is seen as an established artist, Annamaria Calamandrei was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Malick Sidibé, Jessie A. Allan, Igino Legnaghi, Dennis Hopper, and Solveig Hiorth Andersen.

Further Biographical Context for Annamaria Calamandrei

Annamaria Calamandrei was born in 1936, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists 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 foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key 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 revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.