Nikolaï Brandt

1920 - 1987

Artist biography

Nikolaï Brandt was an artist, Nikolaï Brandt was born in 1920 and died in 1987. Also born in 1920 and of this same generation are Vladimir Artemevich Kolesnik, Harold Athey, Bruce Wallace Butt, George Bass, and Said Ait Youssef.

Further Biographical Context for Nikolaï Brandt

Nikolaï Brandt was born in 1920 and was largely inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations 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 period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Nikolaï Brandt