Jose Ghislaen Mercier
1927 - 1993
Jose Ghislaen Mercier was a creative visual artist. Born in 1927, Jose Ghislaen Mercier passed away in 1993. Artists like Meroujan Harouthiounian, Ponciano Cardenas Canedo, Livija Endzelina, Robert Goossens, and Anthony Fry were also born in 1927.
Further Biographical Context for Jose Ghislaen Mercier
Born in 1927, Jose Ghislaen Mercier grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.