Anton Mario Canepa

1895 - 1967

Artist biography

Anton Mario Canepa was a creative artist, Anton Mario Canepa, born in 1895, died in 1967. Also born in 1895 and of this same generation are Fritz Bernhard, Eulalie Banks, Heinrich Brocke, André Beaudin, and Robert Baumberger.

Further Biographical Context for Anton Mario Canepa

Anton Mario Canepa was born in 1895, grew up during the 1900s and 1910s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first foremost Post-Impressionist group, working in the at the start of the 20th century. Including artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that vivid, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of their work. During this same time period a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had established the initial ideas of portraying fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Piet Mondrian, began to practice pioneering theories concerning Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These radical styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.