1940 · Latvia
Imants Krepics is seen as an established artist, who was born and brought up in Latvia, like other famous artists such as Maija Peeples-Bright, Imants Melderis, Biruta Delle, Jānis Rikmanis, and Silvija Meškone. Imants Krepics was born in 1940.
About Imants Krepics' work
Imants Krepics is a prominent figure of Expressionism. Expressionism can often be considered more as an international tendency than a coherent art movement, which was particularly significant at the beginning of the twentieth century. It spanned across various fields such as art, literature, music, theatre and architecture. Expressionist artists sought to express emotional experience, rather than physical reality. World renowned Expressionist paintings include Edvard Munch’s The Scream, Wassily Kandinsky’s Der Blaue Reiter, and Egon Schiele’s Sitting Woman with Legs Drawn Up. Expressionism is a complex and grand term that has meant different things at different times. However, when we speak of Expressionist art, we tend to consider the artistic tendency which emerged as a reaction to Impressionism in France, or the movement which appeared in Germany and Austria in the early twentieth century. The term is so flexible that it can be representative of artists going from Vincent van Gogh to Egon Schiele and Wassily Kandinsky.
Imants Krepics in private collections
Further Biographical Context for Imants Krepics
Imants Krepics was born in 1940 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural development in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent 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.