Enzo Cogno

1931 - 2014

Artist biography

Enzo Cogno was a creative artist, Enzo Cogno, born in 1931, died in 2014. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Will Mcbride, Erland Cullberg, José Iranzo Almonacid, Monique Baudaux, and Malcolm Morley.

Further Biographical Context for Enzo Cogno

Enzo Cogno was born in 1931 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Enzo Cogno

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