Nicolás Guillén Landrián

1938

Artist biography

Nicolás Guillén Landrián was a creative visual artist. Nicolás Guillén Landrián was born in 1938. Artists like Lee Waisler, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Hector Tjupuru Burton, Chen Qizhong, and Eduardo Amato were also born in 1938.

Further Biographical Context for Nicolás Guillén Landrián

Nicolás Guillén Landrián was born in 1938 and was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. 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 grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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 underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.