Herb Aach

1923 - 1985

Artist biography

Herb Aach was an artist, Herb Aach was born in 1923 and died in 1985. Artists like Alberto Beltrán García, Albert Stadler, Shinkichi Tajiri, Günter Fruhtrunk, and Yona Friedman were also born in 1923.

Further Biographical Context for Herb Aach

Born in 1923, Herb Aach was largely inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Herb Aach

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