Gérard Holmens

1934 - 1995

Artist biography

Gérard Holmens was an artist. Gérard Holmens was born in 1934 and died in 1995. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Jerry Ballaine, György Benedek, Maria Balfour, Alasdair Gray, and Ron Flu.

Further Biographical Context for Gérard Holmens

Gérard Holmens was born in 1934 and grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. 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.

Gérard Holmens

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