José García Torres

1934

Artist biography

José García Torres was a visual artist. José García Torres was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Christopher Fiddes, Klaus Blochwitz, Josefina Auslender, René Berthoud, and Cristos Gianakos.

Further Biographical Context for José García Torres

José García Torres was born in 1934 and was largely influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition 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 revised to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

José García Torres

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