Édouard Boubat

1923 · France

Artist biography

Édouard Boubat is an established artist, who originates from France. Édouard Boubat was born in 1923. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Édouard Boubat is represented and exhibited by In Camera Galerie in Paris, France. Édouard Boubat's work has most recently been exhibited at Peter Fetterman Gallery in Los Angeles (27 October 2018 until 23 February 2019) with the exhibition Toujours Paris: Through the Eyes of the French Humanist Movement.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most influential agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was pioneered in the first half of the nineteenth century, and involved innovative and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Édouard Boubat

Édouard Boubat was born in 1923 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s growing up. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for dominance, 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 covert 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.

Édouard Boubat