Björn Carlén


Artist biography

Björn Carlén is an established contemporary visual artist, Björn Carlén was born in 1935. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Costa Toni, Helmut Baumgart, Jae Jarrell, Armando Amaya, and August Briesen Gömöri.

Further Biographical Context for Björn Carlén

Björn Carlén was born in 1935 and was largely 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 significant 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 decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Björn Carlén

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