Gerard Francis Tempest
(1918 - 2009)
Gerard Francis Tempest was active/lived in South Carolina, Massachusetts / Italy. Gerard Tempest is known for painting, sculpture, architecture.
Biography Gerard Francis Tempest
Gerard Francis Tempest (1918-2009), a multifaceted internationally renowned artist, sculptor and architect, was known as the father of Abstract Spiritualism and the protégé of Giorgio de Chirico, the forerunner of Surrealism.
Tempest was born in Val Di Comino, Italy on February 23, 1918. According to heraldry, the Tempesta family stems from Antonio Tempesta, (1550-1630), the great Florentine painter and engraver considered one of the masters of art in Rome during the 17th century. When 11 years old,Tempest left Italy and emigrated with his family to the United States. He knew at a young age that he wanted to be an artist. As a young man he displayed both talent and strong aesthetic sensibility, w
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