Aurelio Canessa

1899 - 1986

Artist biography

Aurelio Canessa was a visual artist, Aurelio Canessa, born in 1899, died in 1986. Artists Athanase Apartis, Robert Bothner, Juan De Arostegui Barbier, Carlos Bracho, and Gregory Borisov are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Aurelio Canessa

Born in 1899, Aurelio Canessa was predominantly influenced by the 1900s and 1910s. The first decades of the twentieth century were defined by the energetic development of visual and pictorial art. These decades were an era of experimentation, with artists exploring into ideas surrounding Post-Impressionism, Expressionism and Abstraction. These developments inspired artist communities and collectives across the globe, with many groups developing a variety of methods of communicating their ideas. Across the world, Expressive painting continued to be explored and developed in many countries. In France in the early 1900s, the Nabis explored this movement, and were soon followed by German groups such as Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter. Through this movement the careers of some famous artists such as Kirchner, Franz Marc, and Wassily Kandinsky were grew.