Fikri Canturk

1933

Artist biography

Fikri Canturk is an established contemporary visual artist, Fikri Canturk was born in 1933. Also born in 1933 and of this same generation are Dorothy Bastos, Norman Brown, Franco Bucci, Alfonsas-Vincentas Ambraziunas, and Anthony R. Cooke.

Further Biographical Context for Fikri Canturk

Fikri Canturk was born in 1933 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. 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 important creatives 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 grounds for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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 revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Fikri Canturk

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