1931 - 2017
Abdallah Benanteur was a creative visual artist, Abdallah Benanteur, born in 1931, died in 2017. Artists Edith Akolok, Ernest G. Alston, Guy Debord, John Miller, and Kiu Kok Ang are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Abdallah Benanteur
Born in 1931, Abdallah Benanteur was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.