Namoonai Ashoona


Artist biography

Namoonai Ashoona is seen as an established contemporary artist, Namoonai Ashoona was born in 1926. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Joseph Almyda, François Morellet, Michel Andrault, Thaddeus Mosley, and Craigie Aitchison.

Further Biographical Context for Namoonai Ashoona

Namoonai Ashoona was born in 1926 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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.

Namoonai Ashoona

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