Piero Dorazio (June 29, 1927 – May 17, 2005) was an Italian painter, whose work was related to Color field, Lyrical Abstraction and other forms of abstract art.
Described as an outspoken, independent character who was the opposite of politically correct, Dorazio’s use of materials and colors did not shift much over time. He is known for many paintings rich in color, highlighting thick bands of bright color, often cross-hatched grids. While abstract, they do not neglect detail or complexity. The style is allied to what was later described as “Post-painterly abstraction” by Clement Greenberg.