Roberto Donderis


Artist biography

Roberto Donderis was a creative artist. Roberto Donderis was born in 1934. Also born in 1934 and of this same generation are Luis Gordello, Find Mölgaard Andersen, Reinhard Dunke, Llyn Foulkes (P)*, and Martha Dunigan.

Further Biographical Context for Roberto Donderis

Roberto Donderis was born in 1934 and grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. 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 important creatives 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 foundations for much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Important 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 underlined the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.