Marie Claire Bauer-Verkest


Artist biography

Marie Claire Bauer-Verkest is a contemporary artist considered well established, Marie Claire Bauer-Verkest was born in 1931. Also born in 1931 and of this same generation are Edith Altman, Alfons Borrell Palazon, Thomas Arnayuinak, Georg Benz, and Will Mcbride.

Further Biographical Context for Marie Claire Bauer-Verkest

Marie Claire Bauer-Verkest was born in 1931 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored 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. Key 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Marie Claire Bauer-Verkest

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