Simone Degal

1925

Artist biography

Simone Degal was a visual artist. Simone Degal was born in 1925. Artists like Kosta Alex, Robert Brownjohn, Etienne Van Doorslaer, Michael Casson, and Olivier Boseret were also born in 1925.

Further Biographical Context for Simone Degal

Born in 1925, Simone Degal's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored 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 strictures 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Simone Degal

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