Georges Calame


Artist biography

Georges Calame is seen as an established artist, Georges Calame was born in 1930. Artists Eugen Asmus, Julien Bessette, Jim Melchert, Beverly Jamison Carrick, and Charles Correia are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Georges Calame

Georges Calame was born in 1930 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.