Henning Christiansen

1932 - 2008

Artist biography

Henning Christiansen was an artist, Born in 1932, Henning Christiansen passed away in 2008. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are François Armanet, Lynn Bowers, Don Brackett, Roberto Alvarez Rios, and Jean-Claude Bourgeois.

Further Biographical Context for Henning Christiansen

Henning Christiansen was born in 1932, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Henning Christiansen

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