Wim Bors

1939

Artist biography

Wim Bors is an established contemporary visual artist, Wim Bors was born in 1939. Also born in 1939 and of this same generation are Judith Ben-Meir, Pat Algar, Paul Audin, Robert Bloeser, and William Bollinger.

Further Biographical Context for Wim Bors

Wim Bors was born in 1939, grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored ideas of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting was influenced by the political freedom of the United States, in opposition 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 time. 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.