Willy Berkers


Artist biography

Willy Berkers is seen as an established artist, Willy Berkers was born in 1935. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Arnfried Blatt, Lieva Bostoen, Ittuq Ainaliapik Ainalik, Pepe De Arganda, and Veniamine Borisov.

Further Biographical Context for Willy Berkers

Born in 1935, Willy Berkers was primarily inspired by the 1950s. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading artists to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a significant pooling of talent and ideas. Influential 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 grounds for much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Influential 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, though necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Willy Berkers

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