Ferdinand Cootmans

1924 - 2012

Artist biography

Ferdinand Cootmans was an artist, Ferdinand Cootmans was born in 1924 and died in 2012. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Baruchello Gianfranco, Josef Brecht, Roser Agell, Constance E. Brown, and Bill Christian.

Further Biographical Context for Ferdinand Cootmans

Ferdinand Cootmans was born in 1924 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.