Giuseppe Capogrossi

Exponent of the Roman school with Cagli and Cavalli. In 1923 he attended the Nudo school of Felice Carena. Here he paints still lifes and female portraits. Between 1927 and 1931 he made repeated trips to Paris. His works are influenced by Parisian stays, from the Impressionists to Picasso. In 1933, in Milan, with Cavalli and Cagli he exhibited as "Group of the new Roman painters".
In 1935 in Rome at the II Quadriennale he presented some works. Critics recognize him among the protagonists of the renewal of Roman painting. In 1937 he appeared in three international exhibitions: in Pittsburgh, New York and Berlin. He will exhibit for several years at the Venice Biennale and at the Rome Quadrennial. He will participate several times in the Kassel Documenta exhibition and in the São Paulo Biennial of Brazil. In 1939 he had a personal room at the III Quadrennial in Rome. In these years, in his painting, the color lights up in the red, purple and orange ranges. Since 1947 he has been living in Austria repeatedly, where he designs piles of wood, which suggest increasingly geometrical shapes. In the post-war years his research on the sign will affirm him as one of the greatest exponents of the informal in the international field.