Francis Michael Celentano

1928 - 2016

Artist biography

Francis Michael Celentano was a visual artist, Born in 1928, Francis Michael Celentano passed away in 2016. Artists like Glenio Bianchetti, Piero Aversa, Jose Alicea, Vlassis Caniaris, and Max Benjamin were also born in 1928.

Further Biographical Context for Francis Michael Celentano

Francis Michael Celentano was born in 1928 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. Internationally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s predominant political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a great impact on artistic production, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and endeavoured to use their art to impact society. Artists organized exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.