Donald Cantin

1936 - 2004

Artist biography

Donald Cantin was a visual artist, Donald Cantin, born in 1936, died in 2004. Artists Ceng Zhaoxin, Robert Barry, Jean-Claude Bernath, Silvio Buscema, and Chris Reinecke are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Donald Cantin

Donald Cantin was born in 1936 and was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning 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. Important 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.