André Delessert

1923 - 2010

Artist biography

André Delessert was a visual artist. André Delessert was born in 1923 and died in 2010. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jeff Keen, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Kemal Bastuji, Bal Chhabda, and Vicente Clavo Gil.

Further Biographical Context for André Delessert

Born in 1923, André Delessert was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.