Louis Cros

1920 - 2009

Artist biography

Louis Cros was a creative visual artist, Louis Cros was born in 1920 and died in 2009. Artists Heinrich Beusch, Jean Busuttil, Charles Bourdoux, Pietro Consagra, and Carin Bryggman are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Louis Cros

Born in 1920, Louis Cros was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed 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 strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Louis Cros

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