Leo Andenmatten

1922 - 1979

Artist biography

Leo Andenmatten was a creative artist, Leo Andenmatten, born in 1922, died in 1979. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Nell Blaine, Henri Chopin, Judith Lauand, Leo Andenmatten, and Garo Zareh Antreasian.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Andenmatten

Born in 1922, Leo Andenmatten's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed 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 unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures 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 reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Leo Andenmatten

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