Irene Curiger is an established contemporary visual artist, Irene Curiger was born in 1935. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Popco Albert Berend Bakkers, Guy Chambret, John Augustus Annus, Andrew Binnie, and Marek Piasecki.
Further Biographical Context for Irene Curiger
Born in 1935, Irene Curiger was largely inspired by the 1950s. 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 later decades. 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.