1910 · France
Eugène Leroy is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born in France. Eugène Leroy was born in 1910. Artists Maurice Estève, Jean René Bazaine and Henri Cartier-Bresson are of the same generation and same country as Eugène Leroy.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Eugène Leroy is represented by two galleries, which are Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium and Michael Werner | New York in the United States. Eugène Leroy's work are currently exhibiting at Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium with the exhibition Portraits, from the 17th to the 21st century (13 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Eugène Leroy's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Brussels in Belgium (23 April 2019 - 20 June 2019) with the name 10 ans and Galerie Nathalie Obadia | Paris, Rue du Cloître St. Merri in France (12 January 2018 - 17 February 2018) with the name Intérieurs - curated by Sarkis .
Historical Context of France
France has been an important nation in the development of modernism. During the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural hub, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic 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 Eugène Leroy
Born in 1910, Eugène Leroy was primarily influenced by the 1920s. The notable innovations formed in the early years of the 20th century were developed further in the 1920s and 1930s. This period established the careers of many radical and inspiring practitioners in the pictorial arts. However it was a period of reflection following the horrors of the First World War, and significant shifts in politics took place internationally. The philosophy of Marxism was prevalent among artist communities and groups. Founded in 1919, the Bauhaus became a vital place for the development of ideas surrounding the unification of art, craft and design – an idea which became known as the Gesamtkunstwerk.