Michael Bulfin

1939

Artist biography

Michael Bulfin is regarded as a well established artist, Michael Bulfin was born in 1939. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are Luc Brusselmans, Bimal Banerjee, Maurice Blik, Eugen Bollin, and Bob Bennett.

Further Biographical Context for Michael Bulfin

Michael Bulfin was born in 1939, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about 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. Influential artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In subsequent revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been acknowledged, amongst many other female creatives.

Michael Bulfin

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