Nouri Al Rawi

1925 - 2014

Artist biography

Nouri Al Rawi was a visual artist, Born in 1925, Nouri Al Rawi passed away in 2014. Also born in 1925 and of this same generation are Mikhaël Anikeev, Miguel Angel Arzuaga, Aksel H. Andersen, Hava Mehutan, and Duane Hanson.

Further Biographical Context for Nouri Al Rawi

Nouri Al Rawi was born in 1925, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. During the Post War period, New York City became the global focus for Modernism. Throughout the Second World War, many artists had made their way to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which resulted in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later 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.