Afro Basaldella

Afro Basaldella was one of the most important Italian painters in the post war period together with Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana, and at the beginning a member of the Scuola Romana. He was generally known by the single name Afro. Born in Udine, Afro first showed his work when he was sixteen, alongside the paintings of his artist brothers, Dino and Mirko. Two years later he won a scholarship to study art in Rome.