Pieter Defesche

1921 - 1998

Artist biography

Pieter Defesche was a creative visual artist. Pieter Defesche was born in 1921 and died in 1998. Also born in 1921 and of this same generation are Jaroslav Baumbruck, Manilo Bacosi, Sela Bail-Kraus, Noël Ducharme, and Alcide Delouvy.

Further Biographical Context for Pieter Defesche

Pieter Defesche was born in 1921 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. During the Post War period, New York City became the international focus for Modernism. During the Second World War, many artists had travelled to the city after having fled in exile from Europe, which culminated in a merging and amalgamation of abilities and ideas. Whilst in New York, influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many subsequent decades. Important 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.