Carlfriedrich Claus

1930 - 1998

Artist biography

Carlfriedrich Claus was an artist, Carlfriedrich Claus, born in 1930, died in 1998. Also born in 1930 and of this same generation are Jeanne Blanc, Albert Agafonovich Chetverikov, Antonio Carpentieri, Ovid P. Adams, and Jean-Paul Alary.

Further Biographical Context for Carlfriedrich Claus

Carlfriedrich Claus was born in 1930 and was predominantly influenced 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 substantial 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 foundations for 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Carlfriedrich Claus

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