François Catroux

1936

Artist biography

François Catroux is regarded as a well established artist, François Catroux was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jesse Allen, Jon Thompson, Syollie Amituk, Bui Ngoc Tu, and Majo Aerts.

Further Biographical Context for François Catroux

François Catroux was born in 1936 and was largely inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many subsequent decades. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

François Catroux

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