Eliane Hawa

1937

Artist biography

Eliane Hawa was a visual artist. Eliane Hawa was born in 1937. Artists Vittore Frattini, Nasreen Mohamedi, Anthony Joseph Greco, Eduard Steinberg, and Thomas Aquinas Daly are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Eliane Hawa

Eliane Hawa was born in 1937 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 leading artists 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 basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Eliane Hawa

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