1924 - 2004
Paul Butti was a creative visual artist, Paul Butti, born in 1924, died in 2004. Also born in 1924 and of this same generation are Mohamed Ben Allal, Enzo Ballarin, Lucebert, Tazio Alcedi, and Jochen Seidel.
Further Biographical Context for Paul Butti
Paul Butti was born in 1924 and was largely inspired creatively 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 techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated 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.