Catherine Francois

1963

Artist biography

Catherine Francois is regarded as a well established artist. Catherine Francois was born in 1963. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Martin Gerwers, Fran Camino, Alex Kanevsky, Clark & Pougnaud, and Mingjun Luo.

Further Biographical Context for Catherine Francois

Born in 1963, Catherine Francois' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. 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 leading artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Catherine Francois

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