Francesco Clemente is a contemporary Italian-US-American artist. He is one of the main representatives of the postmodern Italian Transavantgarde (Italian: Transavantguardia).
Clemente moved to Rome in 1970 and studied architecture at the Università degli Studi di Roma. His great interest was in 17th century painting. He learned painting as an autodidact.
Francesco Clemente has been an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 2002. He lives and works in New York and Varanasi, India.