Esper Gregor Hagen
Esper Gregor Hagen was a visual artist. Esper Gregor Hagen was born in 1939. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Cosimo Cimino, Linda Christanell, Bruno Haas, Július Koller, and Inday Cadapan.
Further Biographical Context for Esper Gregor Hagen
Born in 1939, Esper Gregor Hagen's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists 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 subsequent decades. 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.