Anton Beitz

1934

Artist biography

Anton Beitz is a contemporary artist considered well established, Anton Beitz was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Mathewsie Amidlak, Janika Fabrikant, Peter Ackermann, Yvonne Jacquette, and Peter Saul.

Further Biographical Context for Anton Beitz

Born in 1934, Anton Beitz was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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 strictures 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 reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Anton Beitz

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