Eckard Alker

1936

Artist biography

Eckard Alker is regarded as a well established artist, Eckard Alker was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Vittorio Basaglia, Djavid Agamirzaïev, Chris Reinecke, Yvan Theys, and David Sharpe.

Further Biographical Context for Eckard Alker

Born in 1936, Eckard Alker was primarily inspired 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 explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated 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.

Eckard Alker

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