Carlos Contramaestre

1933 - 1996

Artist biography

Carlos Contramaestre was a visual artist, Carlos Contramaestre was born in 1933 and died in 1996. Also born in 1933 and of this same generation are Kees Buurman, Jacques Astoule, Jim Bray, Roy Bailey, and Maurizio Azzolini.

Further Biographical Context for Carlos Contramaestre

Carlos Contramaestre was born in 1933 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many decades that followed. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Carlos Contramaestre

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