Bernard Clouet

1931

Artist biography

Bernard Clouet is an established artist, Bernard Clouet was born in 1931. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Irina Broido, Marat Baskajev, Franco Monti, Giancarlo Botti, and Henri Barroo.

Further Biographical Context for Bernard Clouet

Bernard Clouet was born in 1931 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Bernard Clouet

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