Antoine De Castellane

1934

Artist biography

Antoine De Castellane is regarded as a well established artist, Antoine De Castellane was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Joby Baker, André Cadere, Michael Bolan, Allyn Amundson, and Jef Geys.

Further Biographical Context for Antoine De Castellane

Antoine De Castellane was born in 1934 and was largely inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Antoine De Castellane