Ivan Contreras-Brunet

1927

Artist biography

Ivan Contreras-Brunet is an established artist, Ivan Contreras-Brunet was born in 1927. Artists like Achille Perilli, Karin Björquist, Jean Biaugeaud, Erika Bauer, and Allan Kaprow were also born in 1927.

Further Biographical Context for Ivan Contreras-Brunet

Ivan Contreras-Brunet was born in 1927 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ivan Contreras-Brunet

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