Gianfranco Caffi

1937

Artist biography

Gianfranco Caffi is an established contemporary visual artist, Gianfranco Caffi was born in 1937. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Marjorie Bussey, Alan Cote, Emil Childescu, Thomas Billhardt, and Murrell Butler.

Further Biographical Context for Gianfranco Caffi

Born in 1937, Gianfranco Caffi's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Gianfranco Caffi

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