André Cheret

1937

Artist biography

André Cheret is an established contemporary visual artist, André Cheret was born in 1937. Artists like Jean-Paul Bouvier, Max Cole, Michel Adams, Adão Cruz, and William T. Wiley were also born in 1937.

Further Biographical Context for André Cheret

Born in 1937, André Cheret's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

André Cheret

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