André Henreaux

1927 - 1993

Artist biography

André Henreaux was a creative artist. Born in 1927, André Henreaux passed away in 1993. Artists like Jack Roth, Tessa Braat-Voorhuis, Jean Cohen, Ernesto Barreda, and Giulio Bagnoli were also born in 1927.

Further Biographical Context for André Henreaux

Born in 1927, André Henreaux 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 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

André Henreaux