Antonio Caputo


Artist biography

Antonio Caputo is seen as an established contemporary artist, Antonio Caputo was born in 1933. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arpik Alaku, Denise A. Aubertin, Hans Brattrud, Ted Bullmore, and Albert Contreras.

Further Biographical Context for Antonio Caputo

Antonio Caputo was born in 1933 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.