1924 · France
Fred Deux is a contemporary artist considered well established, who originates from France. Fred Deux was born in 1924. Artists Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle are of the same generation and same country as Fred Deux.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Fred Deux' work is available on display in multiple galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are Galerie Michel Descours, Galerie Bayart, and Galerie Alain Margaron in Paris, France. Fred Deux' work are currently exhibiting at Galerie Alain Margaron in Paris with the exhibition Drawing (12 March 2020 - 18 April 2020). Fred Deux' only other exhibition is 25 ans de passion, which took place at Galerie Alain Margaron in Paris, France (15 November 2018 - 22 December 2018).
Historical Context of France
France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Applauded and dominant French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who settled in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Fred Deux
Fred Deux was born in 1924 and was primarily influenced 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 resulted 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 development in the United States for many decades that followed. Important 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.