Gabrielle Canon-Courio

1920 - 2000

Artist biography

Gabrielle Canon-Courio was a creative visual artist, Born in 1920, Gabrielle Canon-Courio passed away in 2000. Also born in 1920 and of this same generation are Laszlo Bod, John Bell, Casimir Brau, Jan Van Bloppoel, and Ben Alano.

Further Biographical Context for Gabrielle Canon-Courio

Born in 1920, Gabrielle Canon-Courio was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated 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 strictures of the Soviet bloc. 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Gabrielle Canon-Courio

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