Frank J. Cannas


Artist biography

Frank J. Cannas is seen as an established artist, Frank J. Cannas was born in 1936. Artists Jorge Aguilar-Agon, Bilge Alkor, Jochen-Harro Bierzunski, Alexej Iljitsch Baschlakow, and Peter Aegerter are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Frank J. Cannas

Born in 1936, Frank J. Cannas' creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.