Volkmar Haase

1930 · Germany

Artist biography

Volkmar Haase is regarded as a well established artist, who was born in Germany. Volkmar Haase was born in 1930. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth and Frank Auerbach.

Further Biographical Context for Volkmar Haase

Born in 1930, Volkmar Haase's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1950s. It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal properties of painting, and ideas of action painting were unified with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Volkmar Haase

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