Bernard Calvet

1938

Artist biography

Bernard Calvet is a contemporary artist considered well established, Bernard Calvet was born in 1938. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are Georgio Benayoun, Wolf Bauer, Michael Albertyn, Gopal S. Adivrekar, and Giannetto Bravi.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Calvet

Born in 1938, Bernard Calvet's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.