Curt Asker


Artist biography

Curt Asker is regarded as a well established artist, Curt Asker was born in 1930. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ray Yoshida, Marthe Wery, Acharya Vyakul, Pomodoro Giò, and Amalia Avia Peña.

Further Biographical Context for Curt Asker

Born in 1930, Curt Asker's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Curt Asker