André Condé

1920 - 2004

Artist biography

André Condé was a creative artist, André Condé was born in 1920 and died in 2004. Also born in 1920 and of this same generation are Margaret Boyd Gillison, Arthur Boyd, Joseph Bayer, Alan Coleman, and František Bič.

Further Biographical Context for André Condé

Born in 1920, André Condé grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.