Robert Berlin

1936 · Canada

Artist biography

Robert Berlin is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Canada. Robert Berlin was born in 1936. Born in the same country and around the same year are Audrey Capel Doray, Greg Curnoe, Alex Colville and Jean-Paul Riopelle.

Robert Berlin's Gallery representation

Robert Berlin's work is available for viewing at Galeria Contrast located in Barcelona, Spain.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Berlin

Born in 1936, Robert Berlin was largely influenced by the 1950s growing up. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many important artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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 basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. 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, though necessary revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Robert Berlin

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