Gil Cuatrecasas

1935 - 2004

Artist biography

Gil Cuatrecasas was a visual artist, Gil Cuatrecasas was born in 1935 and died in 2004. Artists like Renate Hampke, Tamara Thompson Bryant, Barry Castle, Angeli Franco, and Boyd Clopton were also born in 1935.

Further Biographical Context for Gil Cuatrecasas

Born in 1935, Gil Cuatrecasas was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Gil Cuatrecasas

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