Gianfredo Camesi

1940

Artist biography

Gianfredo Camesi is regarded as a well established artist, Gianfredo Camesi was born in 1940. Artists like Gerard Brussee, Edith Schindler, Jairo Arcoverde, Joo Myung Duck, and Donald Binney were also born in 1940.

Further Biographical Context for Gianfredo Camesi

Born in 1940, Gianfredo Camesi was primarily 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 important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Gianfredo Camesi