Pedro Alvarez

1922 - 1997

Artist biography

Pedro Alvarez was a creative visual artist, Pedro Alvarez was born in 1922 and died in 1997. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Fredi Afflerbach, Corneille, Lizzie Akumalik Kakayak, Simon Hantaï, and Kimber Smith.

Further Biographical Context for Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez was born in 1922 and was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. 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 unified 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Pedro Alvarez