Gerard Castello-Lopes

1925 - 2011

Artist biography

Gerard Castello-Lopes was an artist, Gerard Castello-Lopes was born in 1925 and died in 2011. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Vladimir Nemukhin, Brian W. Aldiss, Jane Bown, Shirley Goldfarb, and Olle Bonniér.

Further Biographical Context for Gerard Castello-Lopes

Gerard Castello-Lopes was born in 1925 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades to come. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.