Anita Claassens


Artist biography

Anita Claassens is an established contemporary artist, Anita Claassens was born in 1937. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Héctor Borla, Lola Badman, Takahiko Iimura, Takesada Matsutani, and Marshall Arisman.

Further Biographical Context for Anita Claassens

Anita Claassens was born in 1937 and was predominantly 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, 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 revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.