Adriaan Boshoff

1935 - 2007

Artist biography

Adriaan Boshoff was a creative artist, Adriaan Boshoff, born in 1935, died in 2007. Artists David Edward Aspden, Concetto Pozzati, Alice Acker, Roy Colmer, and Christine Atmer De Reig are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Adriaan Boshoff

Born in 1935, Adriaan Boshoff was largely influenced by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural maturation in the United States for many decades that followed. Significant 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.