Francesco Cerioli


Artist biography

Francesco Cerioli is an established contemporary visual artist, Francesco Cerioli was born in 1930. Also born in 1930 and of this same generation are Jasper Johns, Sinclair Beiles, Nadine Bloem, Alena Antonova, and Marcelle Bouchard.

Further Biographical Context for Francesco Cerioli

Born in 1930, Francesco Cerioli's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been 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. 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 revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.