Luis Amendolla

1939 - 2000

Artist biography

Luis Amendolla was a visual artist, Luis Amendolla, born in 1939, died in 2000. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are Jan Senbergs, Jack Whitten, Jacques Charlier, Carl Francis Andrew, and A. R. Penck.

Further Biographical Context for Luis Amendolla

Luis Amendolla was born in 1939, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Important 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 recognised, amongst many other female creatives.

Luis Amendolla

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