Louis Hermann Calnek


Artist biography

Louis Hermann Calnek is seen as an established contemporary artist, Louis Hermann Calnek was born in 1922. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Florent Baecke, Laurence Bagley, Edward Chesney, Raymond Jean Bizet, and Åke Wilhelm Andersson.

Further Biographical Context for Louis Hermann Calnek

Louis Hermann Calnek was born in 1922 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of 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 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.

Louis Hermann Calnek

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