Barbara Van Cleve
Barbara Van Cleve is seen as an established artist, Barbara Van Cleve was born in 1935. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Pierre Charles Bayle, Peter Paul Buchta, Raphaël Birtchansky, Marek Piasecki, and Alan E. Cober.
Further Biographical Context for Barbara Van Cleve
Barbara Van Cleve was born in 1935 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 grounds for 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.