Gaston Abonneau

1925 - 1991

Artist biography

Gaston Abonneau was a creative visual artist, Gaston Abonneau, born in 1925, died in 1991. Artists like André Marfaing, Hava Mehutan, Gaston Abonneau, Albert Chubac, and Aixinjueluo Yu'Er were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Gaston Abonneau

Gaston Abonneau was born in 1925, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key 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 revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Gaston Abonneau