Fausto Boavida

1935 - 1974

Artist biography

Fausto Boavida was a creative artist, Fausto Boavida, born in 1935, died in 1974. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Don Mccullin, Agostino Bonalumi, Milton Achtimichuk, Luisa Gardini, and Cuillin Bantock.

Further Biographical Context for Fausto Boavida

Fausto Boavida was born in 1935 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Fausto Boavida

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