Gilbert Gascard

1931 - 2006

Artist biography

Gilbert Gascard was a visual artist. Gilbert Gascard was born in 1931 and died in 2006. Artists like Siddig El Nigoumi, Rafael Duran Benet, Cristino De Vera, José Ignacio Almonacid, and Radu Costinescu were also born in 1931.

Further Biographical Context for Gilbert Gascard

Gilbert Gascard was born in 1931 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. 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 prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial 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’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Gilbert Gascard

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