William R. Brun

1936

Artist biography

William R. Brun is seen as an established artist, William R. Brun was born in 1936. Artists like Dov Shlein, Edward Avidisian, Lee Ufan, Toni Bieli, and Sabri Akca were also born in 1936.

Further Biographical Context for William R. Brun

Born in 1936, William R. Brun was largely inspired by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism dominated in the 1950s as a chief method of painting, and explored ideas concerning the sublime and spirituality. Artists endeavoured to focus on painting’s formal properties, and Action Painting took inspiration from the political freedoms of the United States, in opposition to the strictures of the Soviet bloc. Significant artists of this period included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. In later revisions, the contributions and efforts of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois have been recognised, amongst many other female creatives.