Oscar Allain

1922

Artist biography

Oscar Allain is an established contemporary artist, Oscar Allain was born in 1922. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Norbert Kricke, Guillaume Corneille, Armen Atayan, Russ Meyer, and Omar Andreen.

Further Biographical Context for Oscar Allain

Oscar Allain was born in 1922 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas about the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. 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 celebrated, amongst many other female creatives.

Oscar Allain

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