Nicole Fontanges

1921

Artist biography

Nicole Fontanges was a creative artist. Nicole Fontanges was born in 1921. Artists Alejandro Almarcha, Leonel Estrada, John Christopherson, Richard Horton Campbell, and Stan Drake are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Nicole Fontanges

Born in 1921, Nicole Fontanges was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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.

Nicole Fontanges

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