Anthony Caponi


Artist biography

Anthony Caponi is an established artist, Anthony Caponi was born in 1921. Artists like Fritz Berneis, Danuta Boguszewska-Chlebowska, Lorenzo Balduini, Jeremy Anderson, and Joe Stefanelli were also born in 1921.

Further Biographical Context for Anthony Caponi

Born in 1921, Anthony Caponi was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.