Jorge Chacon

1933 - 1992

Artist biography

Jorge Chacon was a visual artist, Jorge Chacon, born in 1933, died in 1992. Artists Gilbert Bria, Rene Burri, Edvins Strautmanis, Germano Alberti, and Simon Benetton are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Jorge Chacon

Born in 1933, Jorge Chacon's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. During 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 talent 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 development in the United States for many decades that followed. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent 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.

Jorge Chacon

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