Dick Cassée

1931 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Dick Cassée is seen as an established artist, who originates from the Netherlands. Dick Cassée was born in 1931. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Christiaan Karel Appel, Dick Bruna and Ad Dekkers.

Dick Cassée's Gallery representation

Dick Cassée's work is on display at Gallery 9 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Historical Context of Netherlands

The Netherlands has a strong heritage for art and design in the twentieth century culture, although its position as a cultural powerhouse had been long established, centuries before the fifteenth century, when artists like Jan van Eyck were amidst the most renowned in the world. The Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s brought such personalities as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer, Van Dyck and Van Ruisdael. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States in his youth and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist sphere of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Dick Cassée

Dick Cassée was born in 1931 and was primarily influenced creatively 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 important artists 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 basis of 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 revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Dick Cassée

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