born 1925 in Rom, died 1991 in I - Pisa
poster of the exhibition at Musée National d'Art Moderne Paris
Title: Jeunes Peintres
1955 ( october 14 - november 13 )
60 cm x 40 cm
print: Les Presses Artistiques Paris
notice: tax mark lower right
slight traces of age, generally in good condition
order no. 22437
Five works by Gianni Dova were shown in this exhibition.
This international exhibition which was shown in Rome, Brussels and Paris, featured artists from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and the USA. Artists featured in the exhibition: Richard Diebenkorn and Theodoros Stamos (American), Jaroslav Serpan (French), Pierre Alechinsky (Belgian), Alan Davie (English), Franz Fedier (Swiss), K.R.H. Sonderborg (German), Gianni Dova (Italy) among others. "Virtually all of the 170 exhibited paintings were abstract." (Saunders, 2001, p.260) You can read in the small exhibition catalogue about the title of the exhibition: "The term 'young artist' does not call for an exact, restrictive definition. But, in fact, most of the paintings assembled for this occasion are the work of painters born after World War I".
By the way only one woman, Diana Cumming born 1929 in Great Britain, took part in this exhibition.
The exhibition was organised by the Congress for Cultural Freedom. The exhibition catalogue expressly mentions the following person as responsible for the exhibition: "Secrétaire: M. Nicolas Nabokov Secrétaire Général du Congrès pour la Liberté de la Culture".
For the circumstances of this exhibition see, Saunders, 2001, p.260.
Jeunes Peintres, exhibition cat. Musée National d'art Moderne, Paris 1955
Saunders, Frances Stonor: Wer die Zeche zahlt... Der CIA und und die Kultur im Kalten Krieg, Berlin 2001
Ruby, Sigrid: „Have we an American Art?“ Präsentation und Rezeption amerikanischer Malerei in Westdeutschland und Westeuropa der Nachkriegszeit, Weimar 1999, p. 327, no. 47.
See also our catalogue 'From Arp to Pollock': Art and exhibition posters in France and Germany 1945-1960, Cologne 2016, p.40