Erik Höglund

1932 - 1998

Artist biography

Erik Höglund was a creative visual artist. Erik Höglund was born in 1932 and died in 1998. Artists Annie Baird, Stephen Clutterbuck, Renard Dudley, Paolo Cassinelli, and Jean Berthet are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Erik Höglund

Erik Höglund was born in 1932 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Erik Höglund

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