Gerhard De Crignis

1938 - 1983

Artist biography

Gerhard De Crignis was a visual artist, Born in 1938, Gerhard De Crignis passed away in 1983. Also born in 1938 and of this same generation are Paolo Ambrosio, Aziz Abou Ali, Janet Fish, Alvin Curran, and Aixinjueluo Yuhou.

Further Biographical Context for Gerhard De Crignis

Gerhard De Crignis was born in 1938 and was predominantly influenced 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 techniques 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. Influential 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.

Gerhard De Crignis

Looking for available works of this artist? Let us help you!

None of our partner galleries has added works for sale of this artist. If you are interested in seeing available works we will get in touch with galleries that represent this artist and get back to you.