|Franz Borghese was born in Rome in 1941. He attended Rome's Fine Arts Academy and Romee's Artistic Lyceum together with Purificato, Capogrossi, Maganzini and Turcato. Multiple techniques were used by the artist: oil and gouache, ink and watercolour, printing and sculpture.
In 1964 he founded "Il ferro di cavallo" a magazine on art and culture. Since then he has been a lucid and ironic narrator of the habits and alienations of the city's bourgeoisie, which he represented in grotesque stereotypes. Theoretically these were linked to the Expressionism of German painters such as George Grosz and Otto Dix, even though they were in fact immersed in a lively and ambiguous fairytale like theme. In 1968 his first solo show took place in Rome. In 2005 an important anthological exhibition took place in Rome, in Palazzo Venezia. He died in Rome in the December of the same year.
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