Lithograph “COMPOSIZIONE” | Giuseppe Capogrossi

Lithograph “COMPOSIZIONE” | Giuseppe Capogrossi

Lithograph “COMPOSITION” by Giuseppe Capogrossi

Dimensions unframed: 70 x 50 cm

Dimensions with frame: 75 x 55 cm

Stamp and print run at lower left: XI/XV

Signature at lower right

Giuseppe Capogrossi ( Rome, 1900 – 1972 ).After classical studies, he graduated in Law. In 1923 he studied painting with Felice Carena and in 1927 made a trip to Paris, which was followed by several others. In 1930 he participated in the Venice Biennale and two years later in the Milan Triennale. In 1933 he signed the Manifesto of Plastic Primordialism and participated in numerous exhibitions and group shows. The works of the postwar period, he arrives at abstract painting, following a period marked by figurativism. He became an exponent of the Novecento Roman School and a major figure in the Italian Informal scene, along with Fontana, Frumenti, Burri, and Scanavino. In 1939, 1940 and 1942, he participated in the Bergamo Prize and the São Paulo Biennial in Brazil.

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