George Rioch Anthonisen

1936

Artist biography

George Rioch Anthonisen is regarded as a well established artist, George Rioch Anthonisen was born in 1936. Artists Vern Blosum, Delita Alvarez Piercy, Arakawa Shusaku, Andreas Christen, and Frank Bowling are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for George Rioch Anthonisen

George Rioch Anthonisen was born in 1936 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

George Rioch Anthonisen

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