Pierre Wemaëre

1913 · France

Artist biography

Pierre Wemaëre is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in France. Pierre Wemaëre was born in 1913. Artists Alfred Manessier, Nicolas Schöffer and Pierre Soulages are of the same generation and same country as Pierre Wemaëre.

Exhibitions

Pierre Wemaëre's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark with the exhibition Easter exhibition 2020 (14 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Pierre Wemaëre's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark (15 March 2019 - 26 April 2019) with the name Easter exhibition and Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark (17 November 2018 - 12 January 2019) with the name PIERRE WEMAËRE.

Currently, Pierre Wemaëre has one work for sale on Artland.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the nineteenth century, France established 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 a crucial 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. Dominant 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 Wemaëre

Pierre Wemaëre was born in 1913 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1930s. on a global scale this period can be best characterised by the duelling of the world’s leading 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 production, with many artists focusing on the agrarian and the humble man in the streets. It was the first time in US history that widespread collectives 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.

Pierre Wemaëre

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