Bob Crewe

1931

Artist biography

Bob Crewe is seen as an established artist, Bob Crewe was born in 1931. Artists like James Adley, Arthur Begay, Emili Alberch Basso, Alfonso Abelenda, and Hans Bäurle were also born in 1931.

Further Biographical Context for Bob Crewe

Born in 1931, Bob Crewe's creative work was predominantly inspired 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 significant 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 basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Bob Crewe

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