Hedrich Blessing

1929

Artist biography

Hedrich Blessing is an established contemporary artist, Hedrich Blessing was born in 1929. Artists Alfred Wertheimer, Grada Henrica Bouman, Hedrich Blessing, Siegfried Cremer, and Audrey Hepburn are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Hedrich Blessing

Hedrich Blessing was born in 1929 and was predominantly inspired by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial 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 basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Hedrich Blessing

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