Giovanni Cappelli

1923 - 1994

Artist biography

Giovanni Cappelli was a creative visual artist, Giovanni Cappelli was born in 1923 and died in 1994. Also born in 1923 and of this same generation are Chi Ming, Kenneth Nack, Nils Göran Brunner, John Bryson, and Chen Liping.

Further Biographical Context for Giovanni Cappelli

Born in 1923, Giovanni Cappelli was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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 creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant 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 decades thereafter. Key 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Giovanni Cappelli

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