Tomi Ungerer

1931 · France

Artist biography

Tomi Ungerer is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in France, like other prominent artists such as Jules Allégret, Bertrand Robert, Perkovic Silvana, Édouard Manet, and Roger Godchaux. Tomi Ungerer was born in 1931.

Tomi Ungerer's Gallery representation

Tomi Ungerer is represented by Michael Fuchs Galerie in Berlin, Germany.

Tomi Ungerer in private collections

Tomi Ungerer's works can be seen in CM Collection collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Tora Aghabayova, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Isabel Alonso Vega.

Historical Context of France

France has been an important nation in the unfolding of modernism. During the 19th century, France established the beginnings of what is today known as the avant-garde, with movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Art Nouveau, led by critically acclaimed artists. In the first half of the 20th century, Paris was a crucial intellectual and cultural centre, originating cutting-edge movements such as Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism and Surrealism, amongst others. These movements flourished at the beginning of the century, in the period immediately preceding the Second World War. Major French creative 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 amongst many of others.

Further Biographical Context for Tomi Ungerer

Tomi Ungerer was born in 1931 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Tomi Ungerer

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