1924 - 2008
Raymond Macherot was a creative artist. Born in 1924, Raymond Macherot passed away in 2008. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Arne Malmborg, Vladimir Andreevich Korobov, Roger Kort, Edith Moineau, and Alfred Heller.
Further Biographical Context for Raymond Macherot
Born in 1924, Raymond Macherot was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.