Antoine Lefebvre

1979 · France

Artist biography

Antoine Lefebvre is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from France, like other well-known artists such as Thierry Lagalla, Paul Balland, Melissa Chandon, Marcelle Cahn, and Claire Adelfang. Antoine Lefebvre was born in 1979.

Antoine Lefebvre's Gallery representation

Antoine Lefebvre's work is on display at Fresh Window located in New York, the United States.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by internationally famed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished 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 a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Antoine Lefebvre

Antoine Lefebvre was born in 1979 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Antoine Lefebvre

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