Evgeni Chuikov

1924 - 2000

Artist biography

Evgeni Chuikov was a creative visual artist, Evgeni Chuikov, born in 1924, died in 2000. Artists Lorna Blaine-Halper, Jerome Liebling, Albert Buter, Evgeni Chuikov, and Stelvio Botta are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Evgeni Chuikov

Born in 1924, Evgeni Chuikov was primarily influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.