Michel Margueray


Artist biography

Michel Margueray was a creative visual artist. Michel Margueray was born in 1938. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Gheorghe Dobre, Italo Iammarino, Nico Siegfried Fertl, Elspeth Harrigan, and Gideon Friedman.

Further Biographical Context for Michel Margueray

Michel Margueray was born in 1938 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Michel Margueray

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