Poul Winkel Agger


Artist biography

Poul Winkel Agger is seen as an established contemporary artist, Poul Winkel Agger was born in 1936. Also born in 1936 and of this same generation are Antonio Austria, Paolo Icaro, Alfred Aszkielowicz, Denyse Almeida De Paes, and Maria Bartuszová.

Further Biographical Context for Poul Winkel Agger

Poul Winkel Agger was born in 1936, grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists chose to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the limitations of the Soviet bloc. Significant 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.

Poul Winkel Agger

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