Clelia Céspedes Acero


Artist biography

Clelia Céspedes Acero is seen as an established contemporary artist, Clelia Céspedes Acero was born in 1920. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Bern Will Brown, Chen Xin, Will Brown, Joseph David Broudo, and David Berger.

Further Biographical Context for Clelia Céspedes Acero

Born in 1920, Clelia Céspedes Acero grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, 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 significant 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. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Clelia Céspedes Acero

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