Alfonso A Ossorio
(1916 - 1990)
Alfonso A. Ossorio was active/lived in New York / Philippines. Alfonso Ossorio is known for surreal view, assemblages, mural, paintings, sculptor, collage and assemblage.
Self-portrait: Balanced Head
Biography Alfonso A. Ossorio
Alfonso Ossorio in his painting showed his predilection for the art
brut ("raw art") of the insane, criminals and children espoused by Jean
Dubuffet who was a major influence on Ossorio from the age of
thirty-three. For him, like many of his contemporaries, rational
society, traditional art and existence failed to have meaning, which he
sought in the darker avenues of the human spirit and the spontaneous,
unpremeditated creations of innocence. Ossorio was also influenced by
his friend Jackson Pollock, as well as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
the son of a wealthy sugar planter, was born in Manila, on the island
of Luzon in the Philippines in 1916, becoming an American citizen in
1939. Educated in England and the
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