Karl-Peter Muller

1935 - 2000

Artist biography

Karl-Peter Muller was an artist. Born in 1935, Karl-Peter Muller passed away in 2000. Artists like Hans Jürgen Grummer, Nicole Callebaut, Paul Julius Geissler, Jo Kuhn, and Kenzo Hiyama were also born in 1935.

Further Biographical Context for Karl-Peter Muller

Born in 1935, Karl-Peter Muller's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been 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. Key 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Karl-Peter Muller

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