Giovanni Ceccarelli

1937 - 1996

Artist biography

Giovanni Ceccarelli was a creative visual artist, Born in 1937, Giovanni Ceccarelli passed away in 1996. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Joseph A. Burlini, Wiebke Beeck, Aixinjueluo Yulan, John Asaro, and Eduardo Arroyo.

Further Biographical Context for Giovanni Ceccarelli

Giovanni Ceccarelli was born in 1937 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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 artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 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 highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.