Cosimo Cimino

1939

Artist biography

Cosimo Cimino is an established artist, Cosimo Cimino was born in 1939. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are Julius Hendrik G. Bekker, Bernard Paul Cruchet, Mehmet Askoy, Tom Duncan, and Christine Chagnoux.

Further Biographical Context for Cosimo Cimino

Born in 1939, Cosimo Cimino's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Cosimo Cimino

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