Leo Collard

1930 - 1975

Artist biography

Leo Collard was a visual artist, Leo Collard was born in 1930 and died in 1975. Artists like Paiva Brasil, Charlotte Posenenske, Geoffrey Terence Charlesworth, Vern Broe, and Joseph Parker were also born in 1930.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Collard

Born in 1930, Leo Collard was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Leo Collard

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