Georges Briot

1934

Artist biography

Georges Briot is a contemporary artist considered well established, Georges Briot was born in 1934. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are John Ahlgren, Douglas Kirkland, Shirley Sullivan, Vettor Pisani, and Phillip King.

Further Biographical Context for Georges Briot

Georges Briot was born in 1934 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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 unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Georges Briot

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