Guy De Cointet

1934 · France

Artist biography

Guy De Cointet was a visual artist, who originates from France, like other famous artists such as Franta, Aline Morvan, Sylvain Rousseau, Cécile Feilchenfeldt, and Moris. Guy De Cointet was born in 1934.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Guy De Cointet is represented and exhibited by several galleries around the world, in countries such as France and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Guy De Cointet's work include Air de Paris in France, as well as Cirrus Gallery and Greene Naftali Gallery in the United States. Guy De Cointet's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition More at Air de Paris in France. The exhibition was open from 19 October 2019 until 20 December 2019.

Guy De Cointet in private collections

It is the collector Romain Leclere, who is in possession of artwork by Guy De Cointet at Artland. Romain Leclere also has works by other artists including Ghizlane Sahli, Kevin Demery, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by key figures of the art world.

Applauded and leading French artists from the beginning of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was considered to be the most influential and intellectual artistic centre at the start of the century and supported the development of such fundamental movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which flourished in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Guy De Cointet

Guy De Cointet was born in 1934 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc.

During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many subsequent decades.

Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Guy De Cointet

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 3

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