Bertil Ågren


Artist biography

Bertil Ågren is an established contemporary visual artist, Bertil Ågren was born in 1930. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Annamaria Sala, Bertil Ågren, Agustin Albalat, Fernando Daza, and Pomodoro Giò.

Further Biographical Context for Bertil Ågren

Born in 1930, Bertil Ågren was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.