Jean Berthet

1932 - 1992

Artist biography

Jean Berthet was a creative artist, Jean Berthet, born in 1932, died in 1992. Artists Bente Ulla Bjerregaard, Manuel Amaral, Nicola Carrino, Adriano Alpago Novello, and Alfonso Avanessian are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Berthet

Jean Berthet was born in 1932 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Jean Berthet

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