Agustín Alaman

1921 - 1995

Artist biography

Agustín Alaman was a visual artist, Born in 1921, Agustín Alaman passed away in 1995. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mary Abbott, Karel Appel (P)*, Jeremy Anderson, Joseph Beuys, and Ernest Alexander.

Further Biographical Context for Agustín Alaman

Agustín Alaman was born in 1921 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition 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 influential artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Agustín Alaman

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