Nils Andre Malmstrom
1936 - 2006
Nils Andre Malmstrom was a visual artist. Born in 1936, Nils Andre Malmstrom passed away in 2006. Artists like Delita Alvarez Piercy, Bob Freeman, Pierce Hackett, Henri Biard, and Chen Yue were also born in 1936.
Further Biographical Context for Nils Andre Malmstrom
Born in 1936, Nils Andre Malmstrom was primarily influenced by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Important 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.