Nicolas De Staël

1914 · France

Artist biography

Nicolas De Staël is a contemporary artist considered well established, who was born in France. Nicolas De Staël was born in 1914. Also born in France around 1914 and of the same generation are Alfred Manessier, Nicolas Schöffer and Pierre Soulages.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nicolas De Staël's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in France, Switzerland, and the United States. The galleries exhibiting Nicolas De Staël's work include Galerie Louis Carré & Cie in Paris, Galerie Von Vertes in Zurich, as well as Acquavella Galleries in New York. Nicolas De Staël most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger | Marais in Paris (12 September 2018 until 22 December 2018) with the exhibition Les Russes à Paris. Nicolas De Staël's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Nicolas de Staël en Provence (27 April 2018 - 23 September 2018) at Applicat-Prazan | Rive Droite in France and Abstracting the Real (27 September 2018 - 11 October 2018) at Opera Gallery | Geneva in Switzerland.

Historical Context of France

France stands out as one of the most prominent agents of modernism. What is today known as the avant-garde was established in the first half of the nineteenth century, and embraced progressive and cutting-edge movements such as Impressionism, Post-impressionism and Art Nouveau, driven by key figures of the art world. Critically praised and leading French artists from the early years of the twentieth century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, although he originally 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 start of the century and supported 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 Nicolas De Staël

Nicolas De Staël was born in 1914 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1930s growing up. The period of the 1930s is characterised by the conflict between many political ideologies, including Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. Surrealism continued to dominate in Europe, and had influence internationally. Artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Riviera in Mexico, worked to integrate the ideas posed by Surrealism into their revolutionary political philosophies, developing a new kind of magic realism.

Nicolas De Staël

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