Hervé Morvan is a modern visual artist, who was born in France - other established artists such as Micky Clément, Daniel Flammer, Vincent Barré, Sandrine Thiébaud-Mathieu, and Matthieu Palud were also born in France.
Hervé Morvan in private collections
Historical Context of France
France has been a significant nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the nineteenth century, France established the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. During the first part of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural hub, originating vital movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amongst a multitude of others.