Erwin Joseph Holzbaur

1927 - 2010

Artist biography

Erwin Joseph Holzbaur was a creative artist. Born in 1927, Erwin Joseph Holzbaur passed away in 2010. Artists like Ubaldo Ballerini, Hugh Cunningham, Joanna Constantinidis, Alexei Byeli, and Leslie Benjamin Demille were also born in 1927.

Further Biographical Context for Erwin Joseph Holzbaur

Born in 1927, Erwin Joseph Holzbaur was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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. Important 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Erwin Joseph Holzbaur

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