Andre Lanskoy (1902-1976) was a Russian painter and printmaker who worked in France. He is associated with the School of Paris and Tachisme, an abstract painting movement that began during the 1940s. Initially influenced by was influenced by James Ensor’s and Vincent van Gogh’s use of color, he moved to abstraction after studying with Kandinsky & Klee.
Salvador Dalí takes quite an abstract stance here with his 'Madonna and Child'. Created in 1958, the mixed media gouache measuring a handsome 14,3 x 11,5 cm, shows great style awareness of Jackson Pollock's action painting and Tachisme, its French equivalent. Galerie des Modernes will present this interesting work on paper during the next Salon du dessin, taking place at Palais Brongniart, from 22 - 27 March 2017.
Wols: Untitled, 1946-47. Wols was the pseudonym of Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze (May 27, 1913, Berlin – September 1, 1951, Paris), a German painter and photographer, predominantly active in France. Though broadly unrecognized in his lifetime, he is considered a pioneer of Lyrical Abstraction, one of the most influential artists of the Tachisme movement.
Tachisme is a French style of abstract painting popular in the 1940s and 1950s. The term is said to have been first used with regards to the movement in 1951. It is often considered to be the European equivalent to abstract expressionism, although there are stylistic differences . It was part of a larger postwar movement known as Art Informel , which abandoned geometric abstraction in favour of a more intuitive form of expression, similar to action painting