Michel Anasse


Artist biography

Michel Anasse is an established contemporary visual artist, Michel Anasse was born in 1935. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Aldo Agnini, Bruce Ackerman, Christine Atmer De Reig, Ittuq Ainaliapik Ainalik, and Jean-Pierre Laffont.

Further Biographical Context for Michel Anasse

Born in 1935, Michel Anasse was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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 techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Michel Anasse