Rocco Borella

1920 - 1994

Artist biography

Rocco Borella was a visual artist, Born in 1920, Rocco Borella passed away in 1994. Artists Mario Berrino, Curt Burström, Jordi Arenas, Tom Of Finland, and Robert Louis Blatherwick are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Rocco Borella

Born in 1920, Rocco Borella's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many decades that followed. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Rocco Borella

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