Alfonso Ossorio was a fascinating abstract expressionist artist who made a unique contribution to the

history of modern art in America. Lowy frames often inspired him to create paintings and reliefs, and he was particularly attracted to expressive and colorful baroque 17th- and 18th-century Spanish and Italian frames that complemented the style, expression, and palette of his paintings and constructions.

A gentle giant of a man, he loved his craft and felt strongly that the frame was an extension of his art rather than merely a protective border. For us at Lowy, he typifies the enthusiasm of working with a

client who shares our love of art and frame, and who understands the significance and power a proper frame can have on the presentation of art.