Nikolai Astrup.D.Y

1931 · Norway

Artist biography

Nikolai Astrup.D.Y is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Norway. Nikolai Astrup.D.Y was born in 1931. Born in the same country and around the same year are Kjartan Slettemark, Iver Jåks and Nils Sigurd Aas.

Further Biographical Context for Nikolai Astrup.D.Y

Nikolai Astrup.D.Y was born in 1931 and was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Nikolai Astrup.D.Y

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