Lucien Clergue

1934 · France

Artist biography

Lucien Clergue is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in France, like other celebrated artists such as Venet Bernar, Claude Closky, Delphine Gigoux-Martin, Jean-Marc Bustamante, and Keo Merlier Haim. Lucien Clergue was born in 1934.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lucien Clergue's work is available on display in several galleries around the globe such as in France, Italy, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Lucien Clergue's work include Baudoin Lebon in Paris, Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan, as well as Bernheimer Fine Art in Luzern. Lucien Clergue most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Baudoin Lebon in Paris with the exhibition BLACK AND WHITE REVELATION. The exhibition was open from 09 December 2017 until 07 January 2018. Lucien Clergue's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Bernheimer Fine Art in Luzern (16 October 2018 - 25 January 2019) with the name JUBILÄUMSAUSSTELLUNG - 5 JAHRE BERNHEIMER LUZERN and Bernheimer Fine Art in Luzern (07 February 2019 - 27 April 2019) with the name IN THE ABSENCE OF COLOUR. Lucien Clergue's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Strange Beauty and took place at Beck & Eggeling in Düsseldorf, Germany from the 10 November 2017 to 20 January 2018.

Historical Context of France

France strikes out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today referred to as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced progressive and ground-breaking movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art sphere. Critically praised and dominant French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he initially was a Spanish national who relocated in France, as well as Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier, to name a few. Paris was thought to be the most important and intellectual artistic centre at the onset of the century and contributed to the development of such vital movements as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others, which emerged in the post war era.

Further Biographical Context for Lucien Clergue

Born in 1934, Lucien Clergue's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted 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 maturation in the United States for many decades that followed. Influential 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.

Lucien Clergue

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