1922 - 2016
Benjamin Creme was a visual artist, Benjamin Creme, born in 1922, died in 2016. Also born in 1922 and of this same generation are Ina Bauer-Haderlein, Bill Blass, Leo Andenmatten, Michel Akl, and Lucien Bourgault.
Further Biographical Context for Benjamin Creme
Benjamin Creme was born in 1922 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant 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.