Bijan Choudhury

1931 - 2012

Artist biography

Bijan Choudhury was a creative visual artist, Bijan Choudhury, born in 1931, died in 2012. Artists Belva Ball, Karl Benesch, Ray Metzker, Margret Buesser, and Eddy Posthuma de Boer are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bijan Choudhury

Bijan Choudhury was born in 1931 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Bijan Choudhury

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