Bohdan Chmielewski

1927 - 2014

Artist biography

Bohdan Chmielewski was an artist, Bohdan Chmielewski, born in 1927, died in 2014. Artists Therese Arnasivik Tabo, Michael Michaeledes, Leonard Basque, Chung Chang-Sup, and Jos Pirkner are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Bohdan Chmielewski

Born in 1927, Bohdan Chmielewski was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. 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 substantial 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 subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.