François Conte

1930

Artist biography

François Conte is a contemporary artist considered well established, François Conte was born in 1930. Artists Riszard Bors, Linda Namiyai Birritjam Bopirri, William Crozier, Vladimir Andreenkov, and Enrico Castellani are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for François Conte

Born in 1930, François Conte's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

François Conte

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