Karl-Heinz Ettinger


Artist biography

Karl-Heinz Ettinger was a creative artist. Karl-Heinz Ettinger was born in 1931. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Sergio Cavatorta, Enzo Cogno, Berit Arnestad, Tom Cross, and Fred Bushe.

Further Biographical Context for Karl-Heinz Ettinger

Karl-Heinz Ettinger was born in 1931 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential 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 highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Karl-Heinz Ettinger

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