Francisco Coello


Artist biography

Francisco Coello is a contemporary artist considered well established, Francisco Coello was born in 1933. Artists Leif Lage, Alison Knowles, Enrico Cattaneo, Alfredo Blengio, and Bernard Cohen are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Coello

Francisco Coello was born in 1933 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.