Adhémar Carette

1922

Artist biography

Adhémar Carette is an established contemporary visual artist, Adhémar Carette was born in 1922. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Henry Bursztynowicz, Guido Bruveris, Florent Baecke, Willi Berger, and Etienne Bellan.

Further Biographical Context for Adhémar Carette

Born in 1922, Adhémar Carette's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Adhémar Carette

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