Carla Bertola

1935

Artist biography

Carla Bertola is an established contemporary visual artist, Carla Bertola was born in 1935. Artists like W. Tucker, Dorothy Abbott, Louis Audie, Nicole Auxenfants, and Piero Guccione were also born in 1935.

Further Biographical Context for Carla Bertola

Carla Bertola was born in 1935 and was largely influenced creatively 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 creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy 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 grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Carla Bertola

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