Emile Heremans

1923 - 1988

Artist biography

Emile Heremans was a creative visual artist. Emile Heremans was born in 1923 and died in 1988. Artists Richard Clarke, Albert Gilbert, Teresa Fiol Janer, Chen Yaoxing, and Giuseppe Capineri are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Emile Heremans

Emile Heremans was born in 1923 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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 foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Influential 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 underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Emile Heremans

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