Gabriel Yves Gérard Contant

1931

Artist biography

Gabriel Yves Gérard Contant is seen as an established artist, Gabriel Yves Gérard Contant was born in 1931. Artists like Tamara Bekier, Cao Shouhuai, Watson Barrington, Jindrich Boska, and Jean Barto were also born in 1931.

Further Biographical Context for Gabriel Yves Gérard Contant

Born in 1931, Gabriel Yves Gérard Contant's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Gabriel Yves Gérard Contant

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