Alexandru Cristea

1928

Artist biography

Alexandru Cristea is a contemporary artist considered well established, Alexandru Cristea was born in 1928. Artists like David Evans Black, Pierrette Bloch, Jan Brychta, Henning Bjørn, and Jacques Brachet were also born in 1928.

Further Biographical Context for Alexandru Cristea

Alexandru Cristea was born in 1928 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Key artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.