Ritsuko Minemura

1930 - 1950

Artist biography

Ritsuko Minemura was a visual artist. Ritsuko Minemura was born in 1930 and died in 1950. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Hans Hermansson, Marianne Merz, Huang Zhong, Ezio Frigerio, and María Teresa Jou Paulet.

Further Biographical Context for Ritsuko Minemura

Born in 1930, Ritsuko Minemura's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of international attention, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many prominent artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Ritsuko Minemura

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