Dorothy Hafner

1952

Artist biography

Dorothy Hafner is an established artist. Dorothy Hafner was born in 1952. Also born in 1952 and of this same generation are Viktor Romanovich Efimenko, François D'Izarny, Christoforos Balabanidis, Tr Colletta, and Janie Alimankinni.

Further Biographical Context for Dorothy Hafner

Dorothy Hafner was born in 1952 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and growth in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the central stresses of the previous decade. Conceptual art developed as a influential movement, and was in part an evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the artwork into the extensive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal reflections, creating cryptic and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years before, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. Many of the artists who became so famous and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first type of cross cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. International movements began to gain importance included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed significant commercial and critical achievements. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the dominant critical and institutional levers in New York.

Dorothy Hafner

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