Jean Brand'Honneur

1925 - 2003

Artist biography

Jean Brand'Honneur was an artist, Jean Brand'Honneur, born in 1925, died in 2003. Artists like Albert Chubac, Jean-Paul Aron, Ctibor Bayer, Max Adlao, and Charles Badoisel were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Jean Brand'Honneur

Born in 1925, Jean Brand'Honneur was largely 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 techniques 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.