1929 · France
Jacqueline Mesmaeker is seen as an established artist, who was born in France. Jacqueline Mesmaeker was born in 1929. Also born in France around 1929 and of the same generation are Georges Mathieu, François Morellet, Yves Klein and Niki De Saint Phalle.
Jacqueline Mesmaeker's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Bernard Bouche in Paris (19 January 2019 until 02 March 2019) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition . Jacqueline Mesmaeker's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is Werethings, which took place at Galeria Plan B | Berlin in Germany (21 November 2019 - 21 February 2020).
Historical Context of France
France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France established the foundations of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the twentieth century, Paris was a fundamental intellectual and cultural hub, establishing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Dominant 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.
Further Biographical Context for Jacqueline Mesmaeker
Born in 1929, Jacqueline Mesmaeker grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities 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 maturation 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.