Ernst Hurlimann

1921 - 2001

Artist biography

Ernst Hurlimann was an artist. Born in 1921, Ernst Hurlimann passed away in 2001. Artists Charles Hidley, Karel Colnot, Fidio Bartalini, Konstantin Gradopolov, and Waistel Cooper are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Ernst Hurlimann

Ernst Hurlimann was born in 1921 and 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 leading 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 decades thereafter. Key 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 reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ernst Hurlimann

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