Poul Pedersen

1933 · Denmark

Artist biography

Poul Pedersen is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark. Poul Pedersen was born in 1933. Also born in Denmark around 1933 and of the same generation are Johannes Carstensen and Per Kirkeby.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Poul Pedersen is represented by Galleri Specta in Copenhagen, Denmark. Poul Pedersen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Status at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 21 November 2019 until 20 December 2019. Poul Pedersen's only other exhibition is LAMPENS ÅND, which took place at Galleri Specta in Copenhagen, Denmark (21 February 2019 - 29 March 2019).

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern frontiers. This responsiveness is often mixed with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his melancholic and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a significant country in the CoBrA movement of Expressionist painting, where the naming convention was derived from the cities of the founding members - the Co standing for Copenhagen on behalf of Danish artist Asger Jorn. Established in 1949, CoBrA's bright colours and lively childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other prominent modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Further Biographical Context for Poul Pedersen

Poul Pedersen was born in 1933 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1950s growing up. New York City became the focus for modernism on an international scale during the Post-War period. Many artists had travelled to the city during the Second World War, fleeing in exile from Europe. This led to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Influential Europeans such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann provided inspiration for American artists whilst in New York, and influenced cultural growth in the United States for many later decades. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this time. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revised to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Poul Pedersen

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