Francesco Coccia

1902 - 1982

Artist biography

Francesco Coccia was a visual artist, Francesco Coccia was born in 1902 and died in 1982. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Rafael Alberti, Chen Shoushan, Sava Sekulic, Chen Shoubo, and Aurica Aricescu Vasiliu.

Further Biographical Context for Francesco Coccia

Francesco Coccia was born in 1902, grew up during the 1920s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The key innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period began the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a time of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and major shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus became an essential place for the development of ideas surrounding the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.