1925 - 2011
Julius Cepenas was a creative visual artist, Julius Cepenas was born in 1925 and died in 2011. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Ali Bunsch, Robert Brennan, Manuel Arrieta, Chen Lin, and Inga Borg.
Further Biographical Context for Julius Cepenas
Born in 1925, Julius Cepenas grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic culture 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, 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 predominant artists of this period. 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.