Ernst Crassen

1930

Artist biography

Ernst Crassen is an established contemporary visual artist, Ernst Crassen was born in 1930. Also born in 1930 and of this same generation are Donald Locke, Edward Charles, Robert Randall Burkert, Brian Carmody, and Jean-Charles Bouloc.

Further Biographical Context for Ernst Crassen

Born in 1930, Ernst Crassen was largely inspired 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 significant 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 foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ernst Crassen

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