Yehouda Leon Chaki


Artist biography

Yehouda Leon Chaki is an established contemporary artist, Yehouda Leon Chaki was born in 1938. Artists Geneviève Autrand, David Oxtoby, Gui Boyer, Geoffrey Bargery, and James Burpee are of the same generation.

Further Biographical Context for Yehouda Leon Chaki

Yehouda Leon Chaki was born in 1938 and was primarily influenced 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 prominent 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 basis of much of the United States’ explosive cultural growth in the subsequent decades. Important 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 emphasised the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.