Mario Agostini

1940

Artist biography

Mario Agostini is regarded as a well established artist, Mario Agostini was born in 1940. Also born in 1940 and of this same generation are Gisela Aulfes-Daeschler, Ettore Spalletti, Joan Snyder, Nadia Pasquer, and Angela Abbott.

Further Biographical Context for Mario Agostini

Born in 1940, Mario Agostini was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important 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’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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 highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Mario Agostini

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