Charles Chamot

1951

Artist biography

Charles Chamot is regarded as a well established artist, Charles Chamot was born in 1951. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Paul Bowen, Peter Brooke-Ball, Robin Mitchell, Veronica V. Bloechlinger, and Jordi Arkö.

Further Biographical Context for Charles Chamot

Born in 1951, Charles Chamot was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often defined as a response to the dominant strains of the previous decade. Conceptual art emerged as a key movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly powerful figures worldwide. New York maintained an important position in the international art scene, ensuring that international artists continued to flock to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. The predominantly Italian Arte Povera Movement gained world-wide recognition during the 1970s, with artists like Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto achieving international recognition.

Charles Chamot

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