Piero Maggioni

1931 - 1995

Artist biography

Piero Maggioni was an artist. Piero Maggioni was born in 1931 and died in 1995. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Barbara T. Smith, Emma Andijewska, Emily Nipisa'Naaq Alerk, John Loughlin, and Michele Cicala.

Further Biographical Context for Piero Maggioni

Piero Maggioni was born in 1931 and grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Piero Maggioni

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