François Cavanna

1923

Artist biography

François Cavanna is an established contemporary visual artist, François Cavanna was born in 1923. Artists Julio Argüelles, Lev Borodulin, Klaus Broschinski, Liuba Boyadjeva, and Gisela Beck are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for François Cavanna

François Cavanna was born in 1923, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the global 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 talent 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 maturation in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later 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.