Claudette Eyssautier Petit

1938

Artist biography

Claudette Eyssautier Petit was a visual artist. Claudette Eyssautier Petit was born in 1938. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Richard Coley, Michael Badura, Mikhail Chapiro, Hans Crepaz, and Jim Sullivan.

Further Biographical Context for Claudette Eyssautier Petit

Born in 1938, Claudette Eyssautier Petit's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many 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 nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Claudette Eyssautier Petit

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