1934 - 2007
Gheorghe Cernăianu was a creative visual artist, Born in 1934, Gheorghe Cernăianu passed away in 2007. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Gary Knox Bennett, *Mario Schifano, Jan Berdyszak, Jaromir Brabenec, and Roland Blain.
Further Biographical Context for Gheorghe Cernăianu
Gheorghe Cernăianu was born in 1934, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Key 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.