William John Breitenbach

1936

Artist biography

William John Breitenbach is regarded as a well established artist, William John Breitenbach was born in 1936. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Barrie Briscoe, Lee Ufan, Valentinas Antanavičius, Jessie A. Allan, and Janet Bothner-By.

Further Biographical Context for William John Breitenbach

William John Breitenbach was born in 1936 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that studied ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists concentrated on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, as opposed 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 influential 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.

William John Breitenbach

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