Günther Christlein is seen as an established contemporary artist, Günther Christlein was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Andrey Krasulin, Find Mölgaard Andersen, Zita Biliunaitė–Sodeikienė, Kartika Affandi-Köberl, and André Castinel.
Further Biographical Context for Günther Christlein
Günther Christlein was born in 1934 and was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.