Gérard Hugue


Artist biography

Gérard Hugue was a visual artist. Gérard Hugue was born in 1938. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are Federico De Leonardis, Dorothée Becker, Fausto Bronchi, Liana Azarenko, and Nicole Grisard.

Further Biographical Context for Gérard Hugue

Gérard Hugue was born in 1938 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures 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 revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Gérard Hugue

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