1933 - 2010
Henri Calixte was a creative artist, Henri Calixte was born in 1933 and died in 2010. Artists Eric Bulatov, Romano Battaglia, Janie Söderberg, George A. Bogart, and Jan Beranek are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Henri Calixte
Henri Calixte was born in 1933 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.