Carlo Canestrari

1922 - 1988

Artist biography

Carlo Canestrari was an artist, Born in 1922, Carlo Canestrari passed away in 1988. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Leonard Baskin, Michel Baconnais, Owen Broughton, Lisbeth Dæhlin, and George Augusta.

Further Biographical Context for Carlo Canestrari

Born in 1922, Carlo Canestrari was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose 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 later 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.

Carlo Canestrari

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