Edouard Boubat

1923 · France

Artist biography

Edouard Boubat is an established artist, who was born and brought up in France. Edouard Boubat was born in 1923. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

Edouard Boubat's Gallery representation

Edouard Boubat is represented by Peter Fetterman Gallery located in Los Angeles, the United States.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, contributing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major 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 amidst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Edouard Boubat

Edouard Boubat was born in 1923 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1930s. Throughout the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and characterised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a stealthy bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.

Edouard Boubat

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