Yaakov Breslav


Artist biography

Yaakov Breslav is a contemporary artist considered well established, Yaakov Breslav was born in 1937. Artists Anthony Haden-Guest, David Arnold Banta, Jean-François Arrigoni-Neri, Waltraud Bücheler, and Kjell Anderson are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Yaakov Breslav

Yaakov Breslav was born in 1937 and was primarily inspired by the 1950s growing up. 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 creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a substantial pooling of talent and ideas. Important 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’ explosive cultural growth in the decades thereafter. Key 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, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.