Kristian Begtorp


Artist biography

Kristian Begtorp is a contemporary artist considered well established, Kristian Begtorp was born in 1922. Also born in 1922 and of this same generation are Jules Olitski, Tomás Maldonado, Evelyn Hofer, Sune Alehammar, and Theoni V. Aldredge.

Further Biographical Context for Kristian Begtorp

Kristian Begtorp was born in 1922, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations 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 time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Kristian Begtorp

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