Robert Bourdeau

1931 · Canada

Artist biography

Robert Bourdeau is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Canada. Robert Bourdeau was born in 1931. Also born in Canada around 1931 and of the same generation are Audrey Capel Doray, Greg Curnoe, Alex Colville and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

Robert Bourdeau's Gallery representation

Robert Bourdeau is represented and exhibited by Edwynn Houk Gallery | New York in the United States.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Bourdeau

Born in 1931, Robert Bourdeau grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. 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. Influential 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Robert Bourdeau

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