(1890 - 1967)
Jean (Yiannis Xirocostas) Xceron was active/lived in New York / Greece. Jean Xceron is known for abstract, non-objective painting, collage, mixed-media.
A modernist artist who emigrated to America from Greece in 1904, when
he was fourteen years old, Jean Xceron is described as having a
reputation as an artist that has mysteriously fallen into
obscurity---especially since he was reportedly quite prominent during
his lifetime. However, a partial explanation of that omission is
the fact that many of his papers and early records have been
lost. He was a painter of biomorphic abstractions and did
collages, which were influenced by Dadaism.
Xceron was active in New York City when modernism was gaining
influence. Of him during this period, it was written that his artistic role was "a
vital link between what is commonly termed as the first-generation (the
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