Aurelio Ceccarelli

1924 - 2014

Artist biography

Aurelio Ceccarelli was a creative visual artist, Born in 1924, Aurelio Ceccarelli passed away in 2014. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Ángel Arias Crespo, Owen Brainard, Renée Bouvier, Roland Biacabe, and Chillida.

Further Biographical Context for Aurelio Ceccarelli

Aurelio Ceccarelli was born in 1924 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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.