Diego Cuquejo

1921 - 2005

Artist biography

Diego Cuquejo was a visual artist, Diego Cuquejo was born in 1921 and died in 2005. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Franco Brogelli, Artashes Abraamyan, Hermann Bongard, Walter William Barker, and Marilyn Bendell.

Further Biographical Context for Diego Cuquejo

Born in 1921, Diego Cuquejo grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Diego Cuquejo

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