Frank Koci Returns to Vesuvio Cafe
Friends and collectors of San Francisco Artist Frank Koci (1904-1983) have gathered together a retrospective of Koci’s most politically relevant art, which will be exhibited at the café where his paintings were first shown over sixty years ago. Frank Koci was an active painter in San Francisco from the 1950s until his death in 1983. Known for his painterly-synthesis of Expressionist influences from artists such as Beckmann, Nolde, Kirchner, Soutine and Grosz, he was a close observer of the North Beach Beat scene and his paintings were sold by Henri Lenoir from within his now-famous bar Vesuvio. Thomas Albright, in Art in the San Francisco Bay Area 1945-1980, wrote “Koci’s strongest work represented a remarkable union of naïveté and canny sophistication.” Please join us for an opening reception on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m.