Giuseppe Capogrossi





Rome, 1900 - Rome, 1972.
Giuseppe Capogrossi was born in Rome into an aristocratic family. Following his studies in law he devoted himself to figurative painting, working between 1923 and 1924 with Felice Carena and from 1927 with Fausto Pirandello. In 1930 he participated in the 17th Venice Biennale, in 1932 he was included in the third exhibition organized by the fascist regime of the Union of Fine Arts, and subsequently exhibited at the Milione gallery in Milan, with friends and colleagues Cagli and Cavalli. Together they exhibit their works at the Galerie Jacques Bojan in Paris, in an exhibition that Waldemar George defines as "a Roman school".
of the artist is quite remarkable, and is regularly invited (9 times) to the Venice Biennale between 1934 and 1968. He is also invited to the Quadrennial of National Art in Rome in 1935, 1943, 1955 and 1957. world war, welcomes and at the same time undergoes new approaches to the artistic world, which faces the exclusive informal art. In 1951 he founded the “Origine group” together with Ballocco, Colli and Burri, and in 1952 he joined the “Spaziale group” in Milan. In 1955 he presented his works at the Milan Triennale and participated in the Documenta in Kassel. After these events, his notoriety becomes even more recognized.In 1962 at the Venice Biennale he has a room entirely dedicated to him and in the same year he wins the first prize with Ennio Morlotti. In 1964 he took part in the important exhibition "Paintings and sculpture of a decade 1954-1964" at the Tate Gallery in London.