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Italian painter, born in Naples, one of the leading figures of the *Transavantgarde. His work is less overtly expressionistic than that of *Chia and *Cucchi, being more thinly painted and as much dependent on its imagery as its handling for its force. A considerable amount of his work is in watercolour: he only produced his first large-scale oils, a series entitled The Fourteen Stations, in 1981–2, after he had already successfully exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1980.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)