Antonio D'Agostino

1938

Artist biography

Antonio D'Agostino was a visual artist. Antonio D'Agostino was born in 1938. Artists Christian Cacaly, Thomas Barrow, Sylvia Plimack-Mangold, Roy Carruthers, and Chunghi Choo are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Antonio D'Agostino

Born in 1938, Antonio D'Agostino grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.