1921 - 1991
Antoinette Gispen was an artist. Born in 1921, Antoinette Gispen passed away in 1991. Artists like Peter Carreras, Karel Colnot, Hans-Erik Eriksson, Edna Arnow, and Peter Brown were also born in 1921.
Further Biographical Context for Antoinette Gispen
Born in 1921, Antoinette Gispen's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.