Stanley Brouwn

1935 · Netherlands

Artist biography

Stanley Brouwn is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the Netherlands. Stanley Brouwn was born in 1935. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Christiaan Karel Appel, Dick Bruna and Ad Dekkers.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Stanley Brouwn's work is available on display in multiple galleries around the globe such as in Belgium, France, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Brussels, mfc - michèle didier in Paris, as well as Galleria Massimo Minini in Brescia. Stanley Brouwn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Essex Street in New York with the exhibition Concerning Superfluities. The exhibition was open from 02 November 2019 until 21 December 2019.

Historical Context of Netherlands

In the post-Impressionist era, the dutch Vincent Van Gogh is considered among one of the most significant innovators, and is of course regarded as one of the greatest painters of all time, regardless of the era. Willem de Kooning is also Dutch, although he emigrated to the United States at a young age and his work is most closely related to the New York City Abstract Expressionist era of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Further Biographical Context for Stanley Brouwn

Born in 1935, Stanley Brouwn grew up during the 1950s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and expressed ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strict nature of the Soviet bloc. 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, but necessary revisionism of this period has emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Stanley Brouwn

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