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 Grenfell Press

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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.