Olivier Debré

1920 · France

Artist biography

Olivier Debré is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France. Olivier Debré was born in 1920. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Alfred Manessier, Nicolas Schöffer and Pierre Soulages.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Olivier Debré's work is available on display in 3 galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are Françoise Livinec, Galerie Diane De Polignac & Chazournes, as well as Galerie Louis Carré & Cie in Paris, France. Olivier Debré most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Ceysson & Bénétière | Paris in France (17 December 2019 until 31 January 2020) with the exhibition GUERRE(S).

Historical Context of France

France has been an influential nation in the development of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements blossomed at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French artistic figures from the beginning of the century include Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque (Spanish national who settled in France) Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Le Corbusier amidst a multitude of others.

Further Biographical Context for Olivier Debré

Olivier Debré was born in 1920 and was primarily influenced by the 1930s growing up. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s foremost political philosophies - Marxist Socialism, Capitalist Democracy, and the Totalitarianism of both Communism and Fascism. In the United States, the Great Depression had a great influence on artistic output, with many artists taking inspiration from the agrarian and the modest man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread movements of artists began to address politics, and tried to use their art to impact society. Artists focused exhibitions on social and political themes such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, anti-lynching, anti-fascism, and workers' strikes.

Olivier Debré

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