Edna Cataldo

1937 - 2009

Artist biography

Edna Cataldo was a creative visual artist, Edna Cataldo was born in 1937 and died in 2009. Artists Ilie Boca, Jutta Amsel, Alain Bailhache, Yana R. Butenandt, and Baron Von Lind are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Edna Cataldo

Edna Cataldo was born in 1937 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. 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 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. Key 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.