Cécile Reims

1927 · France

Artist biography

Cécile Reims is seen as an established artist, who originates from France. Cécile Reims was born in 1927. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cécile Reims' work is on display at Galerie Alain Margaron in Paris, France. Cécile Reims' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition 25 ans de passion at Galerie Alain Margaron in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 15 November 2018 until 22 December 2018.

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, establishing 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 creative 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 amongst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Cécile Reims

Cécile Reims was born in 1927 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Cécile Reims

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