Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff

1935 - 2007

Artist biography

Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff was a creative visual artist, Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff, born in 1935, died in 2007. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Angeli Franco, Ahmad Durak Al-Sibai, Marek Piasecki, Hilde Absolon, and Stanley Brouwn.

Further Biographical Context for Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff

Born in 1935, Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism dominated 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 limitations 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.

Adriaan Hendrik Boshoff

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