Piero Dorazio (Italian, 1927-2005) was born Piero D’Orazio in Rome. He studied architecture at the University of Rome from 1945-1951, and also spent a year in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1950, he helped found L'Age d'Or, an artists' cooperative gallery and bookshop in Italy. He became known for using bold colors and abstract patterns, and his work was included in international exhibitions, including the 1952 Venice Biennale. In 1953, he came to the U.S. to teach in a summer program at Harvard University and had his first solo exhibition at Wittenborn One-Wall Gallery. In 1955, he published La Fantasia Dell-Arte Nella Vita Moderna, Italy’s first book on international modern art. He taught at... more.

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