Emil Häfelin

1921 - 2001

Artist biography

Emil Häfelin was a creative visual artist. Emil Häfelin was born in 1921 and died in 2001. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Nicole Fontanges, Antoinette Gispen, Jeremy Radcliffe Anderson, Jeanne D'Arc Beaudet, and Renato De Almeida.

Further Biographical Context for Emil Häfelin

Emil Häfelin was born in 1921 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions 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, in opposition to the strict strictures 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 revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Emil Häfelin

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