Dominique Chantreau

1932 - 2003

Artist biography

Dominique Chantreau was a visual artist, Dominique Chantreau was born in 1932 and died in 2003. Artists like Edouard Bollaert, Walter Schaldemose, Vassyli Belan, Gaudin Bolivar, and José María Bueno Carrera were also born in 1932.

Further Biographical Context for Dominique Chantreau

Born in 1932, Dominique Chantreau was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.