Wolfgang Barton is seen as an established contemporary artist, Wolfgang Barton was born in 1932. Artists Paul Freye Binai, Harald Boockmann, Andrzej Bala, Agostino Zaliani, and David Ben-Schaul are of the same generation.
Further Biographical Context for Wolfgang Barton
Wolfgang Barton was born in 1932 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1950s. Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that explored notions of spirituality and the sublime, dominated the 1950s. Many artists focused on the formal properties of painting, and action painting took inspiration from the political freedom of the United States, as opposed to the strict limitations 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.