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Image size: 9.75 x 8 inches (24.8 x 20.3 cm)
Paper size: 19 x 13.9 inches (48.3 x 35.3 cm)

Alfonso Ossorio (1916-1990) was born in Manila, Philippines and moved to the U.S. at age fourteen. After studying fine art at Harvard University and Rhode Island School of Design, he began developing his own personal style, which evolved from a Surrealist-influenced approach to more daring experimental techniques inspired by the Abstract Expressionists. As he spent more time in the U.S., (Ossorio became an American citizen in 1933), his work increasingly showed the influence of American Abstract Expressionist artists such as Jackson Pollock. Ossorio worked in a variety of media, from paintings of enamel and oil, to assemblages made of found objects, to prints. Today, Ossorio’s work can be found in numerous prestigious collections including the Harvard Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., among many others.

Selected Public Collection:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Centre George Pompidou (Paris, France)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Museo National Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain)

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Publication: Could I Ask You Something? Verse written by: Lewis Thomas, Engraver: Alfonso Ossorio, New York, Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1984.
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  • Directly from the printer, Sylvia Roth, Hudson River Editions
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.75 x 8 in. (24.76 x 20.32 cm.)
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