Emil Cadoo

1926 - 2002

Artist biography

Emil Cadoo was a visual artist, Emil Cadoo was born in 1926 and died in 2002. Artists Bruno Bischofberger, Chiari Giuseppe, Alik Cavaliere, Emil Anitei, and Chen Keyan are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Emil Cadoo

Emil Cadoo was born in 1926 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.