1922 · France
Henri Chopin is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from France. Henri Chopin was born in 1922. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.
Henri Chopin's work has most recently been exhibited at Cardi Gallery | London in the United Kingdom (30 September 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition My life in Flux. Henri Chopin's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; CONDO, LONDON DICKON DRURY, TOM HOWSE (12 January 2019 - 09 February 2019) at Koppe Astner in Glasgow and Lutte Poétique (07 March 2019 - 19 April 2019) at Georg Kargl Fine Arts in Vienna. Henri Chopin's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called CONDO, LONDON DICKON DRURY, TOM HOWSE and took place at Koppe Astner in Glasgow, the United Kingdom from the 12 January 2019 to 09 February 2019.
Historical Context of France
France stands 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 innovative and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and leading French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially 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 important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and supported the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which appeared in the post war era.
Further Biographical Context for Henri Chopin
Born in 1922, Henri Chopin was predominantly inspired by the 1930s. During the 1930s, many political ideologies such as Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism were engaged in struggles for power, and epitomised the political atmosphere of the era. In the Soviet Union, Stalin’s government was in dire need of urgent funds to implement the industrialisation of the Five Year Plan. In a secret bid to acquire funds, the government proposed to sell off assets from the State Hermitage Museum in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), which included some two hundred and fifty paintings by the Old Masters, a number of which had been deemed irreplaceable. Many of the pieces came to be owned by Andrew Mellon, via the New York based art dealing company, Knoedler.