1934 - 1981
Oleg Manjukow was a creative artist. Oleg Manjukow was born in 1934 and died in 1981. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Lee Freidlander, Chester Arthur Boterf, Douglas Abercrombie, Jovan Dezort, and Godi Hofmann.
Further Biographical Context for Oleg Manjukow
Born in 1934, Oleg Manjukow was primarily influenced by the 1950s growing up. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures 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 reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.