1914 · France
Andre Delfau is an established contemporary artist, who was born in France. Andre Delfau was born in 1914. Artists Alfred Manessier, Nicolas Schöffer and Pierre Soulages are of the same generation and same country as Andre Delfau.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Andre Delfau's work is on display at Richard Norton Gallery located in Chicago, the United States. Andre Delfau most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Richard Norton Gallery in Chicago (20 June 2019 until 18 July 2019) with the exhibition Naughty or Nice.
Historical Context of France
France has been an important country in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the beginnings of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amidst many of others.
Further Biographical Context for Andre Delfau
Andre Delfau was born in 1914 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. globally this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government needed urgent funds to implement the rapid industrialisation demanded by the first Five Year Plan. It initiated a secret proposal to sell off treasures from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), including a primary list of two hundred and fifty rare paintings by the Old Masters, many of which found their way to the collection of Andrew Mellon via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.
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