1928 - 1989
Ernesto Cristiani was a creative visual artist, Ernesto Cristiani was born in 1928 and died in 1989. Artists Al Held Foundation, Richard Elliott Beard, Frank Horvat, Oriol Maspons, and Harold Balazs are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Ernesto Cristiani
Born in 1928, Ernesto Cristiani grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere 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 prominent 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’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.