Lütfi Cetin

1934

Artist biography

Lütfi Cetin is regarded as a well established artist, Lütfi Cetin was born in 1934. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Young-Il Ahn, Pier Luigi Allegrini, Luca Maria Patella, Michael Biddle, and Angkuna Kay Baker.

Further Biographical Context for Lütfi Cetin

Born in 1934, Lütfi Cetin's creative work was largely influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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 revisionism of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Lütfi Cetin

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