José Anzo

1931 - 2006

Artist biography

José Anzo was a creative visual artist, José Anzo was born in 1931 and died in 2006. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Tomaso Binga, Bjarne Nielsen, Jürgen Schadeberg, Robert Kipniss, and Cavit Atmaca.

Further Biographical Context for José Anzo

José Anzo was born in 1931 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. 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 leading 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 foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Key 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

José Anzo

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