Jacques Charrier

1936

Artist biography

Jacques Charrier is seen as an established contemporary artist, Jacques Charrier was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Pierre Bellier, Barbara Beretich, Klaus Büschgens, Paul L. Blanton, and Angela Bely.

Further Biographical Context for Jacques Charrier

Jacques Charrier was born in 1936 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed 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 strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Jacques Charrier

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