Helmut Ackerman

1936 - 2017

Artist biography

Helmut Ackerman was a creative artist, Born in 1936, Helmut Ackerman passed away in 2017. Artists Jim Marshall, David R. Prentice, Martial Raysse, Dov Shlein, and Jiro Takamatsu are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Helmut Ackerman

Born in 1936, Helmut Ackerman grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Helmut Ackerman

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