José Cartagena


Artist biography

José Cartagena is regarded as a well established artist, José Cartagena was born in 1936. Artists like Louis Boselli, Jerry Buchanan, Carmen Dédé Bischof Castelli, Jarbas Juarez Antunes, and Jörg Boström were also born in 1936.

Further Biographical Context for José Cartagena

José Cartagena was born in 1936, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations 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 revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

José Cartagena

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