Tor Arne

1934 · Finland

Artist biography

Tor Arne is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Finland, like other celebrated artists such as Elina Brotherus, Henni Alftan, Mika Palonen, Tiina Elina Nurminen , and Minna Sjöholm. Tor Arne was born in 1934.

Tor Arne's Gallery representation

Tor Arne is represented and exhibited by Galerie Anhava located in Helsinki, Finland.

Further Biographical Context for Tor Arne

Tor Arne was born in 1934 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1950s. 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. Important 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 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 revisionism of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Tor Arne

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