Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente, Untitled (from the portfolio for Life and Death, 7 poems by Robert Creeley, 7 illustrations by Francesco Clemente), 1993
Photogravures by Jon Goodman, printed by Wingate Studio, published by The Grenfell Press


About the artist

photograph by Alessandra D’Urso
Francesco Clemente (b. 1952, Naples, Italy) is an Italian artist who has worked in a variety of media including drawing, fresco, mosaic, oil painting, sculpture, and printmaking. He was a leading figure in the Italian Transavanguardia movement of the 1980s, which rejected Formalism and conceptual art and embraced a return to figurative art and Symbolism. His work has been widely shown and is in public and private collections across the world.