Gilles Auty


Artist biography

Gilles Auty is regarded as a well established artist, Gilles Auty was born in 1934. Artists Adolf Aleksejev, Llyn Foulkes (P)*, Lee Freidlander, Guy De Cointet, and Leonard Cohen are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Gilles Auty

Gilles Auty was born in 1934 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. 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.