Leo Cleymans


Artist biography

Leo Cleymans is an established contemporary artist, Leo Cleymans was born in 1937. Also born in 1937 and of this same generation are Eva Brodská, Michael Von Biel, Bruno Bieth, Yana R. Butenandt, and Antonie Burgering.

Further Biographical Context for Leo Cleymans

Born in 1937, Leo Cleymans' creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Leo Cleymans

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