Francis Convery

1956

Artist biography

Francis Convery is seen as an established artist, Francis Convery was born in 1956. Artists Cheng Qi, Alexander K. Bystrov, Valentin Popov, Mohamed Benyaich, and Chen Zongguang are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Francis Convery

Francis Convery was born in 1956 and was largely inspired by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often defined as a response to the central strains of the preceding decade. Conceptual art emerged as a influential movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the sprawling outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and engaging with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating mysterious and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain prominence for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly respected figures worldwide. New York maintained an influential position in the international art world, ensuring that international artists continued to gravitate to the galleries, bars and downtown scene in the city. International movements began to gain popularity included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Francis Convery

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