Olexandr Azmanchuk

1923 - 1974

Artist biography

Olexandr Azmanchuk was a creative visual artist, Olexandr Azmanchuk, born in 1923, died in 1974. Also born in 1923 and of this same generation are Mark Roland Adrian, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Larry Rivers, Mochtar Apin, and Saul Leiter.

Further Biographical Context for Olexandr Azmanchuk

Olexandr Azmanchuk was born in 1923 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised expressive brushstrokes and explored 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 conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. Key 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Olexandr Azmanchuk

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