Conrad Brockstedt


Artist biography

Conrad Brockstedt is an established artist, Conrad Brockstedt was born in 1929. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Benita Apine, Carles Albert Olivella, Avigdor Arikha, Alan Blizzard, and Colette Boermans.

Further Biographical Context for Conrad Brockstedt

Conrad Brockstedt was born in 1929 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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.

Conrad Brockstedt

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