Bernd

1931 · Germany

Artist biography

Bernd is an established contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Germany. Bernd was born in 1931. Born in the same country and around the same year are Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and Frank Auerbach.

Bernd's Gallery representation

Bernd's work is on display at Galerie Ludorff located in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Bernd

Born in 1931, Bernd was largely influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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 foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential 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.

Bernd

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