Robert Manscour

1955

Artist biography

Robert Manscour is regarded as a well established artist. Robert Manscour was born in 1955. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ruth Campau, Elena Moross, Celia Euvaldo, Pip Macgarry, and Stephen Gregson.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Manscour

Born in 1955, Robert Manscour was predominantly influenced by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple global renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic heart of the generation. All over, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the innovative radical philosophies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, leading artistic pillars of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Robert Manscour

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