Massimo Ghiotti

1938

Artist biography

Massimo Ghiotti was a visual artist. Massimo Ghiotti was born in 1938. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jacques Chemay, Bill Dane, Robert Breiding, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, and Giampiero Donnini.

Further Biographical Context for Massimo Ghiotti

Born in 1938, Massimo Ghiotti's creative work was predominantly inspired 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 leading 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 foundations for much of the United States’ significant 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.