Dieter Crumbiegel

1938

Artist biography

Dieter Crumbiegel is a contemporary artist considered well established, Dieter Crumbiegel was born in 1938. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are Alev Siesbye, Françoise Bricaut, Victor Abrajam, Ygbo Nasaka, and John Olsen.

Further Biographical Context for Dieter Crumbiegel

Dieter Crumbiegel was born in 1938 and was largely 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 prominent creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 subsequent decades. 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.

Dieter Crumbiegel