Joseph Claude Miquel

1923 - 2012

Artist biography

Joseph Claude Miquel was an artist. Joseph Claude Miquel was born in 1923 and died in 2012. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mark Cheka, Pierre Giraudon, Erich Hering, Robert E. Harris, and Walter L. Brendel.

Further Biographical Context for Joseph Claude Miquel

Born in 1923, Joseph Claude Miquel's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Joseph Claude Miquel

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