Piero Dorazio

(Italian, 1927–2005)

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Piero Dorazio

Untitled, 1960

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Biography

Timeline

1927
Born in Rome, Italy
1945 - 1951
Studied architecture at the Università degli Studi, Rome, Italy
1947 - 1948
Cofounded Forma 1, the first group of Italian abstract artists
Awarded a scholarship by the French government to the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, France
1950
Cofounded the influential cooperative gallery Age d’Or in Rome and Florence, Italy
1953
Traveled to the United States where he met Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Franz Kline, and Clement Greenberg
1955
Published the first book on international Modern art to appear in Italy, La Fantasia Dell-Arte Nella Vita Moderna
1960 - 1969
Taught at the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, PA
1963
Cofounded the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, PA
1968
Invited for a residency at the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst in Berlin, Germany
1970
Moved to Prima Porta, near Rome, Italy

Exhibitions

2004
"Piero Dorazio: Retrospective", Semir Zeki, London, UK; Casa Rusca, Locarno, Switzerland (solo)
2003
"Piero Dorazio", Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain (solo)
2002
"Piero Dorazio : Watercolors and Drawings 1957 - 1962", Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2000
"Piero Dorazio : Paintings of the Fifties", Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
1999
"Piero Dorazio, Arbeiten auf Papier den jähre 1959 bis 1998", Stolz, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1998
"Grazie Piero, Opere degli Anni '60 di Piero Dorazio", Galleria Lorenzelli, Milan, Italy (solo)
1997
"Dorazio, Rosso-Verde-Bleu & O.", Galleria Di Summa, Rome, Italy (solo)
1996
Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
Calcografia Nazionale, Rome, Italy (solo)
1994
"Anthological Exhibition 1946-1993", Municipal Gallery, Athens, Greece (solo)
1993
"L'Oeuvre au Pluriel", Artcurial, Paris, France (solo)

Literature

2004
Papenberg-Weber, Annette. Piero Dorazio (Exh. Cat.). Locarno, Switzerland: Pinacoteca comunale Casa Rusca, 2004
2003
Papenberg-Weber, Annette. Piero Dorazio: La Formazione Artistica. Milan, Italy: Skira, 2003
Barañano, Kosme de. Dorazio : Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (Exh. Cat.). Valencia, Spain: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, 2003
2001
Vernizzi, Nathalie. Dorazio Jazz (Exh. Cat.). Bolzano, Italy: MUSEION Museo d’Arte Moderna, 2001
2000
Cortenova G. , Ballesi P., Bossaglia R., Crispoliti E. and W. Tulli. Dorazio, AAVV (Exh. Cat.). Milan, Italy: Electa, 2000
1998
Vernizzi, Nathalie. Piero Dorazio. Gli anni Sessanta (Exh. Cat.). Milan, Italy, 1998
1995
Kunn, Annette. Piero Dorazio. Bonn, Germany: Edition der Verlage Weltkunst und Bruckmann, 1995
1979
Fry, Edward F. Piero Dorazio, a retrospective (Exh. Cat.). Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1979
1955
Dorazio, Pedro. La Fantasia dell’Arte nella Vita Moderna. Roma, Italy: Polveroni e Quinti, 1955