Burkard Backe


Artist biography

Burkard Backe is a contemporary artist considered well established, Burkard Backe was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Franco Vaccari, Renata Boero, Arturo Bassols, Adi Holzer, and Jan Lassetter.

Further Biographical Context for Burkard Backe

Born in 1936, Burkard Backe's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. 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 revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Burkard Backe

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