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Alfonso 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.

Alfonso 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.

Ossorio, 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   ...  Displaying 750 of 19881 characters.

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Self-portrait: Balanced Head

About  Alfonso Ossorio

Born:  1916 - Manilla, Philippines
Died:   1990 - New York City
Known for:  surreal view, assemblages, mural, paintings, sculptor, collage and assemblage