Francisco Cuadrado


Artist biography

Francisco Cuadrado is a contemporary artist considered well established, Francisco Cuadrado was born in 1939. Artists like Salman Al Basri, Joel Brodsky, Ar Penck, Étienne Chavannes, and Effie Angali'Taaq Arnaluaq were also born in 1939.

Further Biographical Context for Francisco Cuadrado

Born in 1939, Francisco Cuadrado's creative work was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief 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 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 later 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.