Pierre Jahan

1909 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Jahan is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in France. Pierre Jahan was born in 1909. Artists Victor Vasarely, Jean Dubuffet and Yves Tanguy are of the same generation and same country as Pierre Jahan.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pierre Jahan is represented and exhibited by Gitterman Gallery in New York, the United States. Pierre Jahan most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Gitterman Gallery in New York (20 November 2019 until 17 January 2020) with the exhibition Solo Exhibition.

Historical Context of France

France has been a significant nation in the unfolding of modernism. Throughout the 19th century, France fostered the foundations of what is currently known as the avant-garde, including movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by world renowned artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was an essential intellectual and cultural centre, contributing cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements emerged 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 many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Pierre Jahan

Born in 1909, Pierre Jahan was primarily inspired by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be matured during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of many inspiring and pioneering artists began to flourish, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong hold as an ideology within artist groups and communities. Due to its cultural significance, Surrealism spread as an ideology on an international scale, and became the most prominent theme of the pictorial arts in the 1920s. The Bauhaus movement developed during this time and concentrated on a unification of all modes of art, working towards the idea of the ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. The liberal politics of the Weimar Republic in Germany empowered this movement to blossom and grow and develop further.

Pierre Jahan

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