Pedro Amorsolo

1926

Artist biography

Pedro Amorsolo is seen as an established contemporary artist, Pedro Amorsolo was born in 1926. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Kwon Young–Woo, Hanna Axmann-Rezzori, Heidi Bucher, Estate Of Alfred Gescheidt, and Stuart Kaufman.

Further Biographical Context for Pedro Amorsolo

Pedro Amorsolo was born in 1926, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict limitations of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to acknowledge the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Pedro Amorsolo

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