Gérard Cordeau


Artist biography

Gérard Cordeau is seen as an established contemporary artist, Gérard Cordeau was born in 1937. Also born in 1937 and of this same generation are Nicola L, Joan Furriols, Godfrey Argent, Bratsa Bonifacho, and Isgrò Emilio.

Further Biographical Context for Gérard Cordeau

Born in 1937, Gérard Cordeau's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important 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.

Gérard Cordeau