Roland Blain


Artist biography

Roland Blain is seen as an established contemporary artist, Roland Blain was born in 1934. Artists like Gilbert Artaud, Chester Arthur Boterf, Tito De Alencastro, Art Accardi, and Tektaş Ağaoğlu were also born in 1934.

Further Biographical Context for Roland Blain

Born in 1934, Roland Blain was largely influenced by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. A number of 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 nature of the Soviet bloc. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb were predominant artists of this period. The male dominated environment has been subsequently revisited to recognise the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.