Robert Berkshire

1932 - 2010

Artist biography

Robert Berkshire was a creative visual artist, Robert Berkshire, born in 1932, died in 2010. Also born in 1932 and of this same generation are Teodor Andreas, Roberto Alvarez Rios, Walter LeBlanc, José María Bueno Carrera, and Pierre Bequet.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Berkshire

Robert Berkshire was born in 1932 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. Abstract Expressionism prevailed in the 1950s as a primary method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured 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.

Robert Berkshire

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