Robert Brandes

1939

Artist biography

Robert Brandes is a contemporary artist considered well established, Robert Brandes was born in 1939. Artists like Robert Lostutter, Jack Whitten, Ben Willikens, Bert Beirne, and Hans Jorg Glattfelder were also born in 1939.

Further Biographical Context for Robert Brandes

Born in 1939, Robert Brandes grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, in opposition to the strict strictures of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were influential artists of this period. 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.