Khouzayma Alwani


Artist biography

Khouzayma Alwani is a contemporary artist considered well established, Khouzayma Alwani was born in 1935. Also born in 1935 and of this same generation are Bruce Ackerman, Alejandro Arostegui, Charles Axt, Silvie Defraoui, and Koji Kamoji.

Further Biographical Context for Khouzayma Alwani

Khouzayma Alwani was born in 1935, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of talent and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many decades that followed. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.