Dodo Hennecke

1935

Artist biography

Dodo Hennecke was a creative visual artist. Dodo Hennecke was born in 1935. Artists Kenneth Freeman, Romano Aloigi, Henry Fujioka, Peter Dietschy, and Gonçalo Hebe Gomes Azedo Duarte are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Dodo Hennecke

Dodo Hennecke was born in 1935 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed 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 strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Dodo Hennecke

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