Janet Bothner-By


Artist biography

Janet Bothner-By is an established contemporary artist, Janet Bothner-By was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ralph Steadman, Olafs Muižnieks, Keiichi Tanaami, Ingeborg Lüscher, and David Sharpe.

Further Biographical Context for Janet Bothner-By

Born in 1936, Janet Bothner-By was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential 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.

Janet Bothner-By

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