1920 - 1986
Silvio Coppola was a visual artist, Born in 1920, Silvio Coppola passed away in 1986. Artists like Paul Braid, Damayanti Chowla, John Rivers Coplans, Constantine Arias, and Bengt Claesson were also born in 1920.
Further Biographical Context for Silvio Coppola
Silvio Coppola was born in 1920 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.