Karel Ludwig Morostein

1937

Artist biography

Karel Ludwig Morostein was a visual artist. Karel Ludwig Morostein was born in 1937. Artists like Jiang Guo, Boris Evlentiev, Henri Karcher, John Aland, and Li Xingjian were also born in 1937.

Further Biographical Context for Karel Ludwig Morostein

Born in 1937, Karel Ludwig Morostein's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, 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 significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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 basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Karel Ludwig Morostein

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